A Rare Case of Phytobezoar Impaction in a Giant Meckel’s Diverticulum Causing Small Bowel Obstruction

Sopan N. Jatal *

Jatal Hospital and Research Centre, Latur, India.

Sudhir Jatal

Jatal Hospital and Research Centre, Latur, Tata Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Sachin Ingle

Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Meckel’s Diverticulum is the most common anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, found in almost 2% of the population, it rarely gives rise to symptoms and its discover usually incidental. Meckel’s Diverticulum size more than 5 cm are classified as Giant Meckel’s Diverticulum, are relatively rare and may be prone to complications especially for obstruction in adults. Phytobezoar is concretion of poorly digested fruits and vegetable fibres that is found in the Giant Meckel’s diverticulum can be the cause of small bowel intestinal obstruction.

Herein we report a rare case of 16 years’ adolescent boy was having Giant Meckel’s Diverticulum containing Phytobezoar causing intestinal obstruction. We did explorative laparotomy and resection of the involved segment along with Giant Meckel’s Diverticulum with ileo-ileal anastomosis was done.

Keywords: Giant Meckel’s diverticulum, phytobezoar, small bowel obstruction

How to Cite

Jatal , S. N., Jatal , S., & Ingle , S. (2023). A Rare Case of Phytobezoar Impaction in a Giant Meckel’s Diverticulum Causing Small Bowel Obstruction. Asian Journal of Research in Surgery, 6(2), 92–96. Retrieved from https://journalajrs.com/index.php/AJRS/article/view/137


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