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Inflamed Meckel’s diverticulum secondary to a giant faecalith: a rare presentation of acute abdominal pain in an adult

Authors
Journal
Journal of Surgical Case Reports
2042-8812
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/jscr/2010.10.9
Keywords
  • Upper Gi Surgery
  • 0160

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulae can present with symptoms and signs mimicking acute appendicitis. We present the case of a healthy 35-year old male who was suspected of having acute appendicitis but at operation was found to have an inflamed Meckel’s diverticulum containing a giant faecalith, which had caused ischaemic necrosis due to a pressure effect. Post-operatively the patient admitted to a year of recurrent bouts of severe colicky abdominal pain, when running.

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