Small bowel obstruction secondary to a Meckel diverticulum

Case contributed by Maxime St-Amant


Nausea and vomiting. R/O obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 19 years
Gender: Female

Small bowel obstruction is seen extending until the ileocecal valve. A blind structure originating from the terminal ileum is identified, with slight wall thickening. However, not much fat stranding is seen near this structure, which could be a Meckel diverticulum. Moderate pelvic ascites is seen.

Coronal view confirms a Meckel diverticulum.

Case Discussion

Small bowel obstruction is a recognized complication of a Meckel diverticulum. The diagnosis was confirmed per-operatively.

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