Meckel diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Sebastian Tschauner

Presentation

Patient with recurrent vague right lower quadrant abdominal pain, acutely aggravated in the last hours.

Patient Data

Age: 38
Gender: Female

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Modality: CT

Dilated stool-filled blindly-ending loop of small bowel in the right lower quadrant with perifocal adipose tissue infiltration, representing inflammation. No significant amounts of free intraperitoneal air or fluid.

Annotated images

Modality: Annotated image

Dilated stool-filled blindly-ending loop of small bowel in the right lower quadrant with perifocal fat stranding.

Case Discussion

Patient went to surgery, where the inflamed bowel was resected successfully. 
A contained perforated Meckel diverticulitis was confirmed both intrasurgically and histologically. 

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Case Information

rID: 40278
Case created: 15th Oct 2015
Last edited: 4th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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