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Online ISSN 1827-1626
Monzio Compagnoni B., Rusconi A., Casagrande A., Galimberti A., Sansonetti G. M., Valente M. G., Ferrante F
The true diverticula of the small bowell are a very rare observation in clinical practice; they have a malformative origin and, occasionally, are acquired, contrary to what observed in the colon, where they are frequently an acquired pathology. They can involve the small bowel as a single lesion (Meckel's diverticulum), or as a segmentary disease (duodenal diverticula), or as a diffused diverticulosis. Generally they are asymptomatic and rarely they produce a true pathology. The symptomatic disease is primarily found in pediatric age and it requires a surgical procedure. This makes even more rare the diverticular pathology in the adult. The authors report 1 case of intestinal occlusion due to ileoileo-colic invagination arising from a Meckel's diverticulum and 1 case of intestinal occlusion in presence of a severe and acute diffuse diverticulosis of the small bowell, both in adult patients .