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Meckel's Enterolith Causing Small Bowel Obstruction: A Useful Solution to a Unique Problem.

Cureus 2021 Jun 26;13(6):e15934. Epub 2021 Jun 26.

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.

Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its course is usually benign but may also result in complications requiring surgical intervention. A diverticulum may also permit the removal of intraluminal objects without bowel resection and anastomosis. Read More

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Perforated Meckel's diverticulum in omphalocele in a newborn: A case report of an uncommon presentation from northern Tanzania.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jul 27;85:106246. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Faculty of Medicine, P O Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania; Department of Pediatrics, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, P O Box 3010, Moshi, Tanzania.

Introduction And Importance: The concurrent existence of Omphalocele and Meckel's diverticulum is not unheard of but is relatively uncommon. A few cases of their coexistence have been reported. Due to the uncommon dual presentation, it is easy to delay or even miss the diagnosis, delaying management. Read More

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Exomphalos with intestinal fistulation: Case series and systematic review for clinical characterization, management and embryopathogenesis.

J Pediatr Surg 2021 Jul 14. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; Chelsea Children's Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9NH, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Exomphalos with intestinal fistulation (EIF) is a rare variant of exomphalos with intestine opening to the surface of an intact sac, and may result in a diagnostic challenge. We report 3 new cases and conducted a systematic review of the literature, to characterize its association with the type of exomphalos and vitellointestinal duct (VI) as well as to evaluate its management and outcomes.

Methods: A literature search from PubMed using keywords pertaining to exomphalos and fistulation was used to identify all unique cases reported between 1950 and 2020, in addition to the case series reported here, to establish the clinical presentation, histological findings, management and outcomes. Read More

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Letter to 'Clinical diagnostic predictive score for Meckel diverticulum'.

J Pediatr Surg 2021 Jul 10. Epub 2021 Jul 10.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India.

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Endometriosis of the Small Bowel: A Diagnostic Enigma.

Cureus 2021 Jun 8;13(6):e15520. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Pathology, St George's University Hospital, London, GBR.

Endometriosis refers to the implantation and proliferation of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. Small bowel endometriosis is an uncommon location for endometrial deposits and when present, it can pose diagnostic difficulty. Here, we present a case of a 50-year-old female with small bowel endometriosis who suffered from recurrent attacks of colicky abdominal pain for few months. Read More

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor in ruptured Meckel's diverticulum located in jejunum caused myelosuppression for a short time: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jul 12;84:105968. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College, Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology, Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is rare but it seems to be a common phenomenon that GIST triggers MD perforation or rupture; the exact mechanism is unclear. In addition, the location of GIST in perforated or ruptrued MD is most common in ileum, rarely in jejunum. We herein report a GIST in ruptured MD Located in jejunum and severe peritoneal cavity infection leads to myelosuppression. Read More

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The Role of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography in Locating Gastrointestinal Tract Perforations.

Cureus 2021 May 27;13(5):e15265. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of General Surgery, Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University, Istanbul, TUR.

Objective With each passing day, dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is being used more frequently in the evaluation of abdominal pathologies. In this article, we aimed to assess the role of dual-energy CT in locating gastrointestinal perforations, which are among the causes of acute abdomen. Materials and methods All patients who underwent DECT due to acute abdomen in a COVID-19 designated hospital between June 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020, who were found to have gastrointestinal tract (GIT) perforation and underwent surgery were included in the study. Read More

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Complicated Littre's umbilical hernia with normal Meckel's diverticulum: A case report and review of the literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jul 18;84:106126. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

General and Emergency Surgery Department, Garibaldi Hospital, Piazza Santa Maria di Gesù 5, 95100 Catania, Italy.

Introduction And Importance: A Littre's hernia (LH) is defined by the presence of Meckel's diverticulum (MD) in any kind of hernia sac. Preoperative diagnosis of LH is a challenge because of its rarity and the absence of specific radiological findings and clinical presentation. Surgery is the appropriate treatment of complicated LH that is an extremely rare condition with approximately 50 cases reported in the literature over the past 300 years. Read More

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Perforated Meckel's diverticulitis secondary to a corn kernel obstruction of lumen in an elderly patient.

J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jun 17;2021(6):rjab244. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

General Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia.

Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract. The most frequent complications are bleeding, intestinal obstruction, intussusception and neoplasm. Perforation because of diverticulitis is very rare and usually associated to foreign bodies. Read More

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Strangulated femoral hernia without intestinal obstruction? Be aware of Meckel's diverticulum: a case report of a Littre's hernia.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jun 22;14(6). Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of General Surgery, University General Hospital of Patras Holy Mary the Help, Patras, Greece

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Systematic review of Meckel's diverticulum in pregnancy.

ANZ J Surg 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Chichester, UK.

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital malformation in the gastrointestinal tract. Limited up-to-date evidence is available regarding MD in pregnancy. We aim to review the available pertinent literature to help support clinical decision making and patient management in the future. Read More

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Meckel's Diverticulum Perforation by Foreign Body: A Case Report.

Bull Emerg Trauma 2021 Apr;9(2):101-104

Diseases of the Abdominal Wall and Digestive System Research Group of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common gastrointestinal congenital defect, which, although asymptomatic in adults, may present symptoms in obstruction, inflammation, bleeding and foreign body perforation. There are only 8 reported cases of Meckel's diverticulum perforation by chicken bone. We report a case of a 24-year-old man presenting a 2-day-history of periumbilical pain that shifted to the right lower quadrant in 24 hours. Read More

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Neuroendocrine tumour within a Meckel's diverticulum.

ANZ J Surg 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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Haemorrhagic shock secondary to a diffuse ulcerative enteritis after Ipilimumab and Nivolumab treatment for metastatic melanoma: a case report.

Ann Palliat Med 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Université de Paris, Department of Gastroenterology, AP-HP Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France.

We provide a unique case of haemorrhagic shock complicating a corticosteroid-resistant diffuse ulcerative enteritis in a patient treated with a combination of an anti CTLA-4 and an anti PD-1 for metastatic melanoma. Immunotherapy has changed the perspective for the management of patients with metastatic melanoma but are also responsible for digestive complications mainly represented by immunomediated colitis. Digestive bleeding is common in patients with extensive colonic lesions but has never been described in enteritis independent of colitis. Read More

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Case Report: Complicated Meckel Diverticulum Spectrum in Children.

Front Surg 2021 25;8:674382. Epub 2021 May 25.

Pediatric Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada/Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Meckel diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the intestines, with an incidence of 2% of the general population. It can present as various clinical features with complications and be life threatening if diagnosis is delayed and treatment late. We report three pediatric cases with complicated MD: one female presented with small-bowel obstruction, one male with peritonitis, and one female with severe iron-deficiency anemia, without gross gastrointestinal bleeding nor any ectopic gastric mucosa. Read More

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Symptomatic Meckel's Diverticulum in pediatrics.

Andes Pediatr 2021 Feb 22;92(1):104-109. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Hospital Clínico san Borja Arriarán, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the remnant of the vitelline duct (VD) also called omphalomesente ric duct and it is considered the most frequent gastrointestinal malformation. Most of the cases are asymptomatic and the diagnosis of this type is always a challenge.

Objective: To describe 3 sympto matic presentations of MD and to discuss its symptoms, signs, and possible diagnostic-therapeutic tools. Read More

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February 2021

A case report of a ruptured Meckel's diverticulum with ectopic gastric and pancreatic tissue with negative computed tomography.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jun 21;83:105994. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of General Surgery, Beaumont, Health Farmington Hills, MI, USA.

Introduction: A Meckel's diverticulum is a rare but known cause of an acute abdomen and can often be confused for acute appendicitis on physical examination. It is caused by an incomplete closure of the omphalomesenteric duct. It is present in 2% of the population and only 2% of those patients are symptomatic. Read More

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Meckel's Diverticulum Strangulation.

Cureus 2021 May 3;13(5):e14817. Epub 2021 May 3.

Surgery, Southwest Healthcare System, Murrieta, USA.

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine. It is a true diverticulum containing all layers of the intestinal wall and results from the incomplete resolution of the omphalomesenteric duct. The majority of the cases are asymptomatic; however, diagnostic challenges arise when it becomes inflamed, causes gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, or when it protrudes through a potential abdominal opening (Littre's hernia). Read More

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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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Internal Hernia and Volvulus in an Adult Male Caused by Meckel's Diverticulum: A Case Report.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 May 3;57(5). Epub 2021 May 3.

3rd Surgery Department, AHEPA University Hospital, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54621 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Meckel's diverticulum is a common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract encountered in about 1-3% of the general population. Although most patients remain asymptomatic, a minority will experience serious complications such as acute abdomen, haemorrhage or obstructive ileus. Of all patients presenting with symptoms of obstruction due to Meckel's diverticulum 7-18% is due to volvulus. Read More

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Inverted Meckel's diverticulum: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 May 22;15(1):264. Epub 2021 May 22.

Department of General Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Background: Inverted Meckel's diverticulum refers to the condition in which the diverticulum inverts on itself. The reasons for such an inversion are poorly understood due to the rarity of the condition. We present a case of inverted Meckel's diverticulum, an uncommon finding, as a cause of recurrent intussusception. Read More

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Heterotopic gastric mucosa and intestinal atresia in a neonate.

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2021 Jan 22;34(3):369-370. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Jejunal atresia is a well-known congenital malformation attributed to in utero ischemic events. Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM), or gastric tissue present in a location other than the stomach, is a much rarer congenital anomaly and is generally found in the esophagus or within a Meckel's diverticulum. Identifying both within the same pathologic specimen is truly rare. Read More

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January 2021

Meckel's diverticulum in an adult with iron deficiency.

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2021 Jan 28;34(3):367-368. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Gastroenterology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Meckel's diverticulum is a true diverticulum caused by the incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct during gestation. It is the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract. Meckel's diverticulum is a rare presentation in adults, especially because symptomatic patients present in early childhood. Read More

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January 2021

Secondary pulmonary hypoplasia associated with calcified Meckel´s diverticulum with osseous metaplasia.

Cesk Patol 2021 ;57(1):44-48

In this paper, we report autopsy findings of a 1-day old full-term mature female neonate with pulmonary hypoplasia diagnosed postnatally. Death was attributed to acute respiratory failure due to hyaline membrane disease. We describe pathological features of calcified Meckels diverticulum with osseous metaplasia and inflammatory changes in adjacent peritoneum. Read More

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Typical gastric mucosa with ulcer found by endoscopy in Meckel's diverticulum.

Endoscopy 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Gastroenterology, Xinqiao Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Army Medical University, Chongqing, China.

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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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Outcomes of Laparoscopic Versus Open Resection of Meckel's Diverticulum.

J Surg Res 2021 Aug 10;264:362-367. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: Meckel's Diverticulum (MD) is a common congenital anomaly accounting for half of pediatric gastrointestinal bleeds. No large-scale studies exist comparing open and laparoscopic surgery and conversion rates remain high. We sought to compare postoperative outcomes associated with each approach and to determine risk factors for conversion. Read More

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