Ileal diverticulosis in a black patient. A case report.

South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie

PubMedID: 2111043

Madiba TE, Haffejee AA, Essa AS. Ileal diverticulosis in a black patient. A case report. S Afr J Surg. 1990;28(1):30-2.
A 54-year-old black man presented to hospital with diarrhoea containing blood and mucus and marked loss of weight over a 1-year period. Barium enema examination revealed cobblestoning and rose-thorn ulceration with possible stricture formation of the terminal ileum. A right hemicolectomy was performed to remove inflamed sections of small and large bowel. Histological examination of the resected specimen demonstrated features of ileal diverticular disease. This is the first documented case of this disease occurring in a black patient.