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Laparoscopic management of intestinal obstruction and perforation of Meckel's diverticulum by a button battery

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
2213-5766
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
1
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsc.2013.02.003
Keywords
  • Button Battery
  • Foreign Body
  • Meckel'S Diverticulum
  • Perforation
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopy
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract We describe a case of intestinal obstruction and peritonitis secondary to an ingested button battery impacted and eroded in a Meckel's diverticulum. The patient had an uneventful recovery following a laparoscopic assisted retrieval of the button battery and Meckel's diverticulectomy with primary small bowel anastomosis. Impaction of a button battery in Meckel's diverticulum with small bowel obstruction and perforation of the diverticulum, is rare but potentially life threatening. Laparoscopy is very useful, safe and effective diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

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