A Rare Case of Double Meckel’s Diverticulum Presenting as Intestinal Obstruction
Asian Journal of Research in Surgery,
An eight-year-old girl presented to us with colicky abdominal pain, distention & bilious vomiting for a duration of 2 days. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan showed distal small bowel obstruction. Laparotomy revealed distal ileal obstruction due to a band arising from a Meckel’s diverticulum. Another diverticulum was discovered 4 cm proximal to the previous one. The segment of ileum containing both diverticula resected & findings confirmed on histopathology. This was an exceptionally rare case of double Meckel’s diverticulum presenting with acute intestinal obstruction, as no other case of double Meckel’s diverticulum presenting similarly was reported in the literature.
- Double Meckel’s diverticulum
- intestinal obstruction
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