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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2004 Feb;43(2):125-128. Korean. Case Report.
Park SM , Chun HJ , Jeen YT , Yoon I , Kim JY , Kim CY , Kim JH , Lee JY , Choung RS , Kim YS , Lee HS , Lee SW , Um SH , Choi JH , Kim CD , Ryu HS , Hyun JH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Meckel's diverticulum is an embryonic derivative of the omphalomesenteric duct and the most commonly encountered congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its incidence records about 2%. Among them, only 5% are symptomatic with complications-bleeding, intestinal obstruction, inflammation, and perforation. In particular, bleeding is a common complication and has always been caused by an ulceration of the ileal mucosa adjacent to the acid-producing ectopic mucosa in a Meckel's diverticulum. Wireless capsule endoscopy is a new method enabling non-invasive diagnostic endoscopy of the entire small intestine. We experienced a case of Meckel's diverticulum detected by wireless capsule endoscopy in a 34 year-old man who presented with chronic obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.

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