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An Unusual Case of Meckel Diverticulitis Misdiagnosed as an Infected Urachal Cyst.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 May 13;57(5). Epub 2021 May 13.

Clinical Medical Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, "Dunărea de Jos" University, 800216 Galați, Romania.

Meckel's diverticulum (MD), a remnant of the omphaloenteric duct, is among the most frequent intestinal malformations. Another embryonic vestige is the urachus, which obliterates, becoming the median umbilical ligament; the failure of this process can lead to a urachal cyst formation. We present a case of Meckel diverticulitis misdiagnosed as an infected urachal cyst. Read More

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Gallstone Ileus Treated by Incidental Meckel's Diverticulectomy.

Cureus 2021 Mar 24;13(3):e14078. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Surgery, West Virginia University, Martinsburg, USA.

Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction in the elderly. It is typically recognized on computed tomography by the presence of pneumobilia and a gallstone in the right iliac fossa. Nonetheless, it is important to consider that gallstone ileus may represent the presentation of another pathology rather than an entity on its own. Read More

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Intestinal obstruction and ischemia by necrotic annular Meckel's diverticulum: Case report and review of the literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 May 20;82:105897. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

General Surgery Department, San Salvatore Hospital, Paternò, Catania, Italy.

Introduction And Importance: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is a vestigial remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct, representing the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosis of MD is a challenge because of its rarity and frequent asymptomaticity. Radiological exams generally aren't useful for its diagnosis. Read More

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Spectrum of Omphalomesenteric Duct Related Anomalies and Their Surgical Management in Children.

Cureus 2021 Mar 15;13(3):e13898. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Paediatric Surgery, National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, PAK.

Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentation and surgical management of omphalomesenteric duct (OMD) remnants in children.  Material and methods A descriptive retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Paediatric Surgery of the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, Pakistan, from April 2017 to January 2020. Children below 12 years of age with various OMD remnants were included in the study. Read More

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A case report of inverted Meckel's diverticulum.

Radiol Case Rep 2021 May 4;16(5):1118-1122. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina University Medical Center, 25 Courtenay St., Charleston, SC, 29412 USA.

Inverted Meckel's diverticulum is an entity often discovered incidentally or through a clinical evaluation for gastrointestinal bleeding. While rare, inverted Meckel's diverticulum should be considered in the evaluation of a patient presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction, or intussusception. In this case, a 67-year-old female with a remote history of surgically treated breast cancer presents to an urgent care facility with weakness and fatigue. Read More

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Myocardial Ischemia, a Rare Presentation of Meckel's Diverticulum.

Spartan Med Res J 2020 Jun 8;5(1):12844. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

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Context: Meckel's diverticulum is a rare congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. It is typically asymptomatic and found incidentally in the work-up of another medical complaint. However, it has been known to cause complications in a minority of cases. Read More

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Detection of a Meckel's diverticulum on PSMA PET/CT: A case report.

Urol Case Rep 2020 Nov 16;33:101306. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract. In this report, we present a patient with a Meckel's diverticulum that was incidentally discovered on prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PSMA PET/CT) imaging performed for prostate cancer staging. We discuss hypotheses for why the Meckel's diverticulum showed high uptake of PSMA-targeted radiotracer and the clinical implications of this finding. Read More

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November 2020

Incidentally discovered Meckel's diverticulum: should I stay or should I go?

ANZ J Surg 2020 09 11;90(9):1694-1699. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

Emergency Surgery Unit and Trauma Center, The University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Background: The aim of this study was to assess the indication for surgical treatment of incidentally discovered Meckel's diverticulum (MD) on the basis of clinical and histological features.

Methods: The charts of patients undergoing surgery for MD were analysed. Two groups were identified: (1) patients who had incidentally discovered MD resected (incidental MD, IMD) and (2) patients who received first-line surgery for a complicated MD (CMD). Read More

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September 2020

Ruptured dermoid cyst in the Meckel's cave presenting with trigeminal neuralgia in a pediatric patient: a case report.

Childs Nerv Syst 2020 12 2;36(12):3141-3146. Epub 2020 May 2.

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital de Pediatría Juan P. Garrahan, Combate de los Pozos 1881, 1245, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Intracranial dermoid cysts are benign congenital slow growing masses. They account for less than 1% of all primary intracranial lesions. They can be asymptomatic and appear incidentally on brain images. Read More

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December 2020

The Many Faces of Meckel's Diverticulum: Update on Management in Incidental and Symptomatic Patients.

Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2020 Jan 13;22(1). Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway.

Purpose Of Review: Meckel's diverticulum may be detected incidentally or present with symptoms from infancy and to old age. The presentation may be acute, with several complications associated with the condition. We aim to review the many faces with which a Meckel's diverticulum may present, either symptomatically or as an incidental finding. Read More

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January 2020

Management of incidentally discovered unaffected Meckel's diverticulum - a review.

Andrzej Żyluk

Pol Przegl Chir 2019 Aug;91(6):41-46

Klinika Chirurgii Ogólnej i Chirurgii Ręki, Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie.

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract, with its incidence estimated at 1-4% in the general population. In most cases Meckel's diverticulum is a latent, asymptomatic anomaly, but in some cases, it may lead to complications such as intestinal obstruction, bleeding and inflammation. The literature provides no precise recommendations for the management of accidentally diagnosed, unaffected Meckel's diverticulum. Read More

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Unusual presentation of jejunal hemangioma on Tc-99m pertechnetate scan with single-photon emission computerized tomography-computed tomography.

World J Nucl Med 2019 Jul-Sep;18(3):310-313

Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Small bowel hemangioma is a rare benign tumor in the pediatric population. The usual presentation of these tumors is melena, anemia, or hematochezia. Our case demonstrates the usefulness of Meckel's/Tc-99m pertechnetate scan with single-photon emission computerized tomography/computerized tomography in diagnosing a vascular lesion in the small bowel in a child presenting with melena, unresponsive to medical management. Read More

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September 2019

Malignant neoplasms of Meckel's diverticulum; an evidence based review.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2019 Jul 4;43:75-81. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, B15 2TH, UK.

An up to date published literature has shown that Meckel's Diverticulum (MD) are discovered incidentally and are benign, malignant transformation is unusual with reported incidence to be only 0.5%-3.2%. Read More

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Retrosigmoid Intradural Suprameatal Approach for Petroclival Meningioma.

J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2019 Jun 1;80(Suppl 3):S296-S297. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan.

 Anterior transpetrosal approach and the combined transpetrosal approach are the major surgical approaches for petroclival meningiomas. However, anterior petrosectomy is not preferable in cases with postoperative venous drainage disorder of the sylvian vein due to anatomical variations. Here we present a case of the successful removal of petroclival meningioma by the retrosigmoid intradural suprameatal approach (RISA). Read More

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Predictive model of heterotopy in Meckel's diverticulum in children.

ANZ J Surg 2019 Jun 8;89(6):E241-E245. Epub 2019 May 8.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital, Patras, Greece.

Background: The presence of heterotopic tissue in Meckel's diverticulum (MD) increases the incidence of future complications. Based on this concept, this study aimed to detect clinical and morphological parameters able to predict the probability of heterotopy in incidentally discovered uncomplicated MD and to develop a risk-based classification tool.

Methods: The clinical records of 146 patients who underwent MD resection were reviewed. Read More

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Pancreatic and Gastric Heterotopia in the Gallbladder: A Rare Incidental Finding.

Int J Appl Basic Med Res 2019 Apr-Jun;9(2):115-117

Department of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.

Heterotopic or ectopic tissue is a congenital anomaly, which is defined as the presence of the tissue outside its normal location, without neural, vascular, or anatomic connection with the main body of an organ in which it normally exists. This tissue is usually discovered incidentally and may be asymptomatic or may present with nonspecific gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Pancreatic and gastric heterotopia are the two predominantly occurring heterotopic tissues in the GI tract. Read More

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Gallstone ileus of the sigmoid colon. A case repor.

Ann Ital Chir 2019 Mar 28;8. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Gallstone ileus is a complication of cholelithiasis which is due to gallstone migration through a fistula between the gallbladder and the gastrointestinal tract followed by intraluminal impaction. This uncommon form of mechanical bowel obstruction occurs in <1% of patients with cholelithiasis. Gallstone ileus due to cholecystocolonic fistula is rare, and therefore appropriate surgical treatment is still a matter of debate. Read More

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Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum by a swallowed fish bone: case report and literature review.

J Surg Case Rep 2019 Jan 24;2019(1):rjz003. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Surgery, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, 4099-001 Porto, Portugal.

Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. Most cases are asymptomatic and only incidentally found. Its perforation by a foreign body is an extremely rare event. Read More

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January 2019

Vitelline duct pathologies in neonates.

North Clin Istanb 2018 Sep;5(3):211-215

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to review the management of pediatric cases of vitelline duct pathology (VDP) detected surgically or incidentally during the neonatal period and the outcomes.

Methods: The data of newborns who were symptomatic and underwent VDP resection or who were incidentally diagnosed with VDP at a single institution between 1985 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed in terms of age, sex, clinical features, treatment, perioperative findings, ectopic tissue pathology, and postoperative follow-up information.

Results: Among the 36 newborns enrolled in this study, 26 were male and 10 were female (2. Read More

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September 2018

Skull base angiomatous leiomyoma: a case report and review of literature.

Br J Neurosurg 2019 Jan 12:1-3. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

b Department of Neurosurgery , Royal Hallamshire Hospital , Sheffield , UK.

Leiomyomas, benign neoplasms of mesenchymal origin, are common in gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. They are comprised of well-differentiated smooth muscle cells with few mitotic figures. Leiomyomas should not exhibit metastatic potential, though metastasis has been reported. Read More

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January 2019

Trochlear Nerve Repair during Retrosigmoid Suprameatal Approach for Petrotentorial Meningioma: Operative Video.

J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2018 Dec 1;79(Suppl 5):S404-S406. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

When operating on difficult skull base lesions, it is essential to be able to handle unexpected intraoperative findings or troubles, while achieving maximal lesion removal and minimal functional deficit. This video demonstrates a case of trochlear nerve repair that was performed during the retrosigmoid suprameatal approach for treatment of a petrotentorial meningioma, extending into the Meckel's cave. The patient is a 47-year-old woman with a right petrotentorial meningioma, extending into the Meckel's cave. Read More

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December 2018

Meckel's diverticulum in the adult: surgical treatment.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Oct 27;119(5):277-281. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa , Madrid , SPAIN.

Management of asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum (MD) incidentally discovered in adults remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine if incidental diverticula should be removed. We reviewed a consecutive series of patients surgically managed from January 1994 to December 2016. Read More

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October 2019

Meckel's Diverticulum in Adults: Surgical Concerns.

Front Surg 2018 3;5:55. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Drama, Drama, Greece.

Since Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is rarely diagnosed in adults, there is no consensus on what type of procedure to be performed for symptomatic MD and whether to resect or not an accidentally discovered MD. Treatment of symptomatic MD is definitive surgery, including diverticulectomy, wedge, and segmental resection. The type of procedure depends on: (a) the integrity of diverticulum base and adjacent ileum; (b) the presence and location of ectopic tissue within MD. Read More

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September 2018

Management and Outcome of Pediatric Patients With Transient Small Bowel-Small Bowel Intussusception.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2021 Mar;37(3):e110-e115

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the management and outcomes of healthy pediatric patients diagnosed radiologically with transient and benign small bowel-small bowel intussusception (SB-SBI).

Methods: Retrospective cohort study of healthy patients 0 to 18 years of age who presented to a children's hospital emergency department from January 1, 2005, to June 30, 2015, and had transient and benign SB-SBI characterized by spontaneous resolution (ie, transient), diameter of less than 2.5 cm, no lead point, normal bowel wall thickness, nondilated proximal small bowel, and no colonic involvement (ie, benign radiographic features). Read More

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Melena as an unusual presentation of gastrointestinal stromal tumour, a case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 1;44:172-175. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospital Galway, Ireland.

Introduction: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are a rare slow growing malignancy, accounting for less than 1% of all gastrointestinal (GI) tract tumors. These tumors are usually discovered incidentally by endoscopy, surgery or radiology. However on occasions they may present with significant symptoms including GI blood loss. Read More

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Multifaceted behavior of Meckel's diverticulum in children.

J Pediatr Surg 2018 Apr 5;53(4):676-681. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Department of pediatric general surgery, Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 57 Zhugan Street, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, P.R. China 310000. Electronic address:

Purpose/background: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is one of the most common congenital malformations of gastrointestinal tract in children. However, the nonspecific clinical manifestations of MD often cause a diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge to pediatric surgeon. This study aimed to review our experience in managing this disease while evaluating the management strategies. Read More

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[Adenocarcinoma in a Meckel's diverticulum with multiple liver metastases and gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a case report].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2017 Dec;49(6):1095-1097

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Peking University International Hospital, Beijing 102206, China.

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting approximately 2% of the population. It is a true diverticulum occurring on the anti-mesenteric border of the distalileum, typically within 100 cm of the ileo-caecal valve. Neoplasms arising in Meckel's diverticula are uncommon, and those reported in the literature are mainly carcinoid tumors, followed by gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and benign leiomyomas. Read More

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December 2017

Adenocarcinoma located at a Meckel's Diverticulum: A case report and literature review.

J Cancer Res Ther 2017 ;13(5):878-881

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Peking University International Hospital, Beijing, China.

Tumors arising from Meckel's diverticulum (MD) reported in the literature are mainly carcinoid and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. We herein report a rare case of adenocarcinoma arising from intestinal mucosa in an MD with multiple liver metastases at the onset of symptoms. A 57-year-old female complaining of bloody stool for 2 weeks was admitted to our hospital. Read More

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Giant Duplication Cyst Presenting as a Discharging Umbilicus.

Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr 2017 Sep 26;20(3):194-197. Epub 2017 Sep 26.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Alimentary tract duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies, most commonly located in the ileum, but may present anywhere from mouth to anus.Clinically, they may be asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed or may present with obstruction, volvulus, intussusception or gastrointestinal bleed. Here we report a case of a one year old male child presenting in gasping state and shock. Read More

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September 2017

Giant Meckel's diverticulum compressing root of mesentery - A rare cause of ileal gangrene - Case report and review of literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 14;38:53-56. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Madras Medical College, No.3 EVR Periyar Salai, Park Town, Chennai 600003, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) commonly presents as gastrointestinal bleeding in the pediatric population and intestinal obstruction in adults. There is no consensus for surgical excision of an incidentally diagnosed MD. We present a hitherto unreported vascular cause of intestinal gangrene due to MD. Read More

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