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Gangrenous meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia in a 42 year-old woman: a case report.

Sengul I, Sengul D, Avcu S, Parlak O - Cases J (2010)

Bottom Line: However, its estimated lifetime complication rate is approximately 4%.In 36 months follow-up, there was neither any complication nor recurrence of hernia.Although it is a very rare phenomenon, we should be vigilant for this entity especially in case of emergency.

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Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, 28100 Giresun, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum affects 1 - 3% of general population and is known as the most common anomaly of gastrointestinal tract. However, its estimated lifetime complication rate is approximately 4%. Intestinal obstruction is most common complication of Meckel's diverticulum in adult population.

Case presentation: In the present study, we reported a 42-year-old female patient with a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia sac treated by dissection of diverticulomesenteric bands and diverticulectomy. In 36 months follow-up, there was neither any complication nor recurrence of hernia.

Conclusion: This case represents a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia sac diagnosed in case of emergency. Although it is a very rare phenomenon, we should be vigilant for this entity especially in case of emergency.

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Massive ulceration on the surface epithelium of small bowel (Haematoxylin & Eosin, Original magnification ×40).
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Figure 2: Massive ulceration on the surface epithelium of small bowel (Haematoxylin & Eosin, Original magnification ×40).

Mentions: Microscopic examinations revealed mucosal infarctions in some places of diverticulum, and diverticular structure was laid down with heterotopic small intestinal mucosa (Figure 1, and Figure 2). Neither complication nor recurrence of hernia was detected during 36 months follow-up.


Gangrenous meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia in a 42 year-old woman: a case report.

Sengul I, Sengul D, Avcu S, Parlak O - Cases J (2010)

Massive ulceration on the surface epithelium of small bowel (Haematoxylin & Eosin, Original magnification ×40).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Massive ulceration on the surface epithelium of small bowel (Haematoxylin & Eosin, Original magnification ×40).
Mentions: Microscopic examinations revealed mucosal infarctions in some places of diverticulum, and diverticular structure was laid down with heterotopic small intestinal mucosa (Figure 1, and Figure 2). Neither complication nor recurrence of hernia was detected during 36 months follow-up.

Bottom Line: However, its estimated lifetime complication rate is approximately 4%.In 36 months follow-up, there was neither any complication nor recurrence of hernia.Although it is a very rare phenomenon, we should be vigilant for this entity especially in case of emergency.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, 28100 Giresun, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum affects 1 - 3% of general population and is known as the most common anomaly of gastrointestinal tract. However, its estimated lifetime complication rate is approximately 4%. Intestinal obstruction is most common complication of Meckel's diverticulum in adult population.

Case presentation: In the present study, we reported a 42-year-old female patient with a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia sac treated by dissection of diverticulomesenteric bands and diverticulectomy. In 36 months follow-up, there was neither any complication nor recurrence of hernia.

Conclusion: This case represents a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia sac diagnosed in case of emergency. Although it is a very rare phenomenon, we should be vigilant for this entity especially in case of emergency.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus