Perforation of meckel’s diverticulum with a foreign body mimicking acute appendicitis: A rare complication

Amaar Aamery, Ruqaiya Al-Shehhi, Kamran Malik, Abdullah Al-Harthy

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Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum mimicking acute appendicitis is a very rare condition encountered in practice. MD is asymptomatic in most of cases and only about 4 to16% of cases develop complications. Perforation of MD by a foreign body is even rarer being only reported in few cases in the literature. The surgical management might be wedge resection or segmental resection and primary anastomoses depending on the intra operative findings. We report a case with foreign body impaction in MD with perforation mimicking acute appendicitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume67
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Appendicitis
  • Foreign body
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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