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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Mar;7(1):119-124. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2004.7.1.119
Kim DW , Kim SS , Park JO , Lee DS .
Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. jop50@schbc.ac.kr
Department of General Surgery, Catholic University Holy Family Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common malformation of gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of Meckel's diverticulum usually arise within 2 years of life. The most common presentations include hemorrhage, perforation, diverticulitis and intestinal obstruction. Perforation of the Meckel's diverticulum in a neonate is uncommon but life threatening condition. We describe the first case of perforation of Meckel's diverticulum in a 1-day-old neonate who presented with abdominal distension without hemorrhage.

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