Acute Meckel's diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Acute abdominal pain. The pain was periumbilcal then shifted to the right iliac fossa.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

In the right iliac fossa is a blind ending tubular structure arising from the distal small bowel, which has a markedly thickened wall with extensive surrounding stranding. No abscess, no free fluid and no bowel obstruction. The appendix is located anterior to the caecum and is normal in appearance. 

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Case Discussion

This case demonstrates typical appearances of Meckel's diverticulitis, and uncommon but classic clinical mimicker of acute appendicitis. 

Courtesy of Dr Shukri Lutfi, KAMC Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

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Case information

rID: 12108
Case created: 21st Oct 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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