Korean J Gastroenterol.  2008 Jun;51(6):372-376.

A Case of Recurrent Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Meckel's Diverticulum

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kyunghee College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dramc@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of Kyunghee College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common anomaly of the intestine. It is usually asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications such as bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation. Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common presenting symptoms of Meckel's diverticulum in children, however, intestinal obstruction is the most common complications in adult patients. Reported mechanism of intestinal obstruction in Meckel's diverticulum include intussusception, adhesion, and volvulus. Recently, we experienced a case with Meckel's diverticulum associated with ileal stricture causing recurrent partial intestinal obstruction in a 48-year-old man. In contrast to other published cases of small bowel obstruction in Meckel's diverticulum, this case was caused by ileal stricture associated with Meckel's diverticulum.

Keyword

Meckel's diverticulum; Intestinal obstruction; Ileal disease; Stricture

MeSH Terms

Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Humans
Ileal Diseases/*diagnosis/*etiology/surgery
Intestinal Obstruction/*diagnosis/etiology/surgery
Male
Meckel Diverticulum/*complications/pathology/surgery
Middle Aged
Recurrence
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