Meckel diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Jörgen Strömberg


This patient had no previous medical record and no history of abdominal surgery. He presented at the emergency room 12 hours after onset of contionuous abdominal pain affecting the lower right quadrant. Physical examination revealed localized RLQ rebound tenderness. The patient was referred for a CT examination to confirm the clinical suspicion of appendicitis.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years old
Gender: Male

There is a blind-ending, tubular structure with thick, contrast enhancing walls adjacent to and actually connected to the distal ileum. The structure is surrounded by stranding of intra-abdominal fat.

Case Discussion

The patient was treated conservatively with oral antibiotics. Follow-up CT after one month showed total resolution of inflammatory changes around the diverticulum and no sign of small bowel obstruction.

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Case information

rID: 35154
Published: 28th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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