Meckel’s diverticulitis causing small bowel obstruction by a novel mechanism

  • Vishalkumar G. Shelat | vishalkumar.shelat@nathealthgroup.com Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
  • Kaiwen Kelvin Li Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
  • Anil Rao Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
  • Tay Sze Guan Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum occurs in 2% of the general population and majority of patients remain asymptomatic. Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common presentation in the paediatric population. While asymptomatic and incidentally found Meckel’s diverticulum may be left alone, surgery is essential for treating a symptomatic patient. Despite advances in imaging and technology, pre-operative diagnosis is often difficult. We present a first report of an unusual mechanism of small bowel obstruction due to Meckel’s diverticulitis in a paediatric patient. The diagnosis was only apparent at laparotomy.

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Author Biography

Vishalkumar G. Shelat, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Registrar in General surgery

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore

Published
2011-07-07
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Meckel’s diverticulum, Meckel’s diverticulitis, small bowel obstruction.
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How to Cite
Shelat, V., Li, K., Rao, A., & Guan, T. (2011). Meckel’s diverticulitis causing small bowel obstruction by a novel mechanism. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e51. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e51