Symptomatic meckel's diverticulum after appendectomy

Davoodabadi, A. and Naghavi, M. and Mianehsaz, E. (2010) Symptomatic meckel's diverticulum after appendectomy. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 13.

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Background: Meckel's diverticulum is the most common anomaly of the intestine. It is usually asymptomatic but could also be symptomatic with complications such as bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation.Case Report: Two weeks after gangrenous appendectomy of a 44 years old man in Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Kashan city, Iran, he complained of abdominal pain, nausea, bilious vomiting and constipation. Considering him as a suspicious case of intestinal obstruction, we performed laparatomy in which torsion of 10 cm. length of Meckel's diverticulum was confirmed. Conclusion: Since the complications of Meckel's diverticulum are rane in adults, this diagnosis is supposed to be considered as one of the probable reasons of acute abdomen surgery. Although, the common place of Meckel's diverticulum is at 40-60 cm away from ileal operculum, it is recommended to assess ileum at a 100 cm distance from it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Surgery
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 12:39

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