Its presentation as a giant Meckel’s diverticulum (>5 cm) is rare and is Publisher: El divertículo de Meckel corresponde a la persistencia. Intussusception secondary to Meckel’s diverticulum in a 3-month-old girl. Case reportInvaginación intestinal secundaria a diverticulo de Meckel en niña de 3. Int. J. Morphol., 25(3), CASE REPORT. Meckel’s Diverticulum. A Case Report. Divertículo de Meckel. Reporte de Caso. Sampath Madhyastha.

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The anatomical basis of clinical practice. At present, there is still controversy about the management of DM as an incidental finding, which is in general prophylactic diverticulectomy. Meckel diverticulum with massive bleeding. Sixty percent of those who become symptomatic are under 10 years old. An oesophagogastroduodenoscopy OGD was performed, but it was negative.

Acid secretion from a Meckel’s diverticulum: Initially, a fecaloid mass obstructs the diverticulum leading to inflammation, necrosis and eventual perforation. From the archives of the AFIP. Meckel’s diverticulum MD is a vestigial remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct of the foetal digestive tract, which was not fully reabsorbed before birth.

Meckel’s diverticulum – Wikipedia

The presence of an image with inflammatory changes around a cul-de-sac, and enteroliths occasionally being appreciated, supports the diagnosis Burjonrappa S, Khaing P. World J Gastroenterol ; Acute diverticulitis of the small bowel: In 26 cases there was no previous suspicion of diverticular disease, while in 19 cases Meckel’s diverticulum was suspected due to initial symptoms. Take a look at our subscription options. However, for symptomatic DM, the incidence is somewhat higher in men than in women 1.

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In our case report the presence of multiple ulcers, some of those serpiginous, in the terminal ileum and the fact that single-balloon enteroscopy did not detect MD, conducted to a false hypothesis of inflammatory bowel disease IBD. The history of the individual and cause of the death is not known.

Meckel’s diverticulum in adults: The vitelline duct narrows progressively and disappears between the 5th and 8th weeks gestation. A Meckel’s diverticuluma true congenital diverticulumis a slight bulge in the small intestine present at birth and a vestigial remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct also called the vitelline duct or yolk stalk.

No specialised tests are needed when there is clear clinical suspicion and surgery must be performed without delay in emergency cases. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Therefore, the preoperative diagnosis is difficult and exceptional, since it is a rare condition that can mimic other causes of acute abdomen and presents nonspecifically in most imaging studies.

Casilla D Temuco – Chile Tel.: Rectal examination revealed red blood in stools. If you have a Best Practice personal account, your own subscription or have registered for a free trial, log in here:. Detailed knowledge of the pathophysiological properties is essential in dealing with the life-threatening complications of Meckel’s diverticulum.

Rectal diveerticulo revealed red blood in stools. Inflammation of the diverticulum can mimic symptoms of appendicitis, i. And the risk of complications is 4. We understand that prophylactic appendectomy should be performed in all cases affected by DM.

An epidemiologic, mekel study. A large Meckel’s diverticulum was recognized 80 cm from the ileocaecal valve and intraoperative enteroscopy Fig. However, the exact values for the above criteria range from 0. A case of Meckel’s diverticulitis treated on the assumption of Crohn’s Disease.


Thus, in cases of acute surgical abdomen, the diverticulum complicated Meckel should be considered. An epidemiologic, population based study. They are specific to each age group. In the present report the Meckel’s diverticulum presented itself 58cm proximal to the ileocecal junction.

Does Helicobacter pylori colonize the gastric mucosa of Meckel’s diverticulum? Angiography might identify brisk bleeding in patients with Meckel’s diverticulum. Usually, CT does not accurately show the presence of DM as a cause of obstruction; therefore, presence of DM as the cause of the obstruction is usually confirmed during surgery. The treatment of symptomatic MD is surgical resection. Meckel’s diverticulitis masquerading as acute pancreatitis: Turk J Gastroenterol, 21pp.

Inflammation in the ileal diverticulum has symptoms that mimic appendicitis, therefore its diagnosis is of clinical importance. The most common site for DM is the antimesenteric border of the terminal ileum, cm from the ileocecal valve in adults, and cm in children. A small portion of the wall of the diverticulum was processed for histological study and stained with haematoxylin and eosin.

Oxyntic types of cells or pancreatic tissue were not identified. MD stems from the incomplete atrophy of the omphalomesenteric duct, which normally closes from the tenth week of embryological development and becomes a fibrous band that disappears 2.