Intestinal obstruction by giant Meckel's diverticulum. Case report

Caiazzo, Paolo and Albano, Michele and Del Vecchio, Giovanni and Calbi, F. and Loffredo, Andrea and Pastore, Mauro and De Martino, Ciro and Di Lascio, Pierpaolo and Tramutoli, Pio Rocco (2011) Intestinal obstruction by giant Meckel's diverticulum. Case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (11/12). pp. 491-494. ISSN 1971-145X

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Most cases of Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) are asymptomatic and discovered by chance. Management of MD is controversial. The authors describe an exceptional case of intestinal obstruction caused by a giant MD in a patient who had previously undergone appendectomy. A review of the contradictory literature on this subject leads to the conclusion that careful consideration of clinical and morphological data (patient's age, ASA score, the surgical procedure to be performed, morphology and position of the MD, any fibrotic bands) is required before deciding whether or not to resect an asymptomatic MD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meckel's diverticulum - Intestinal obstruction - Appendectomy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.4 Chirurgia secondo il Sistema e Regioni
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 15:07
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 15:07

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