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diagnosis meckel diverticulum

Patrizia Rubini, Francesco Tartamella
The present case report described the acute presentation, diagnosis and management of a primary gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) of the ileum. A male patient (age, 51 years) was admitted to Maggiore Hospital (Parma, Italy) due to presenting with fever, dysuria and lower abdominal pain. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a 7,5×5,5-cm pelvic mass containing air and purulent fluid indicative of an intraperitoneal abscess. The patient was subjected to diagnostic laparoscopy, which revealed a huge, soft cystic mass arising from the small bowel...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Guilherme Francisco Gomes, Eduardo Aimore Bonin, Rafael William Noda, Leandro Totti Cavazzola, Thiago Ferreira Bartholomei
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is estimated to affect 1%-2% of the general population, and it represents a clinically silent finding of a congenital anomaly in up to 85% of the cases. In adults, MD may cause symptoms, such as overt occult lower gastrointestinal bleeding. The diagnostic imaging workup includes computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging enterography, technetium 99m scintigraphy (99mTc) using either labeled red blood cells or pertechnetate (known as the Meckel's scan) and angiography. The preoperative detection rate of MD in adults is low, and many patients ultimately undergo exploratory laparoscopy...
October 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
André Gonçalves, Marinho Almeida, Luís Malheiro, J Costa-Maia
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. The perforation of a Meckel's diverticulum by a foreign body is a very rare complication. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department with complaints with abdominal pain and fever, and abdominal rebound tenderness on physical examination. An intestinal perforation by a foreign body was diagnosed by CT scan. The patient was submitted to a diagnostic laparoscopy and a perforation of a Meckel's diverticulum by a foreign body was identified...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sagar Pandey, Miao Fan, Zhe Xu, Chaogui Yan, Junfeng Zhu, Xiuhong Li
INTRODUCTION: Meckel diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital abnormality of gastrointestinal tract. Tough believed to occur in 2% of population, most of them remain veiled because majority are clinically asymptomatic and remain obscure in radiological examination. CLINICAL FINDINGS AND DIAGNOSIS: A 26-year-old male with episodic black colored stool since last 10 years. Tough symptomatic, diagnosis of pathological lesion, and the bleeding site could not be established with any of the sophisticated diagnostic technique...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
J Lemale, S Boudjemaa, B Parmentier, H Ducou Le Pointe, A Coulomb, L Dainese
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is a common malformation in children, usually asymptomatic, with complications in only 20% of cases. Exceptionally, a tumor can develop in Meckel's diverticulum in children, particularly Burkitt's lymphoma; in adults it can develop into a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, a leiomyosarcoma, or a neuroendocrine tumor such as a carcinoid tumor. The diagnosis of inflammatory pseudotumor following an insidious perforation is rare. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a 14-month-old boy who presented with fever, asthenia, food refusal, and digestive complaints such as vomiting and tender abdomen suggesting appendicitis...
September 27, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Sung Noh Hong, Hyun Joo Jang, Byong Duk Ye, Seong Ran Jeon, Jong Pil Im, Jae Myung Cha, Seong-Eun Kim, Soo Jung Park, Eun Ran Kim, Dong Kyung Chang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Various modalities have been used to diagnose Meckel's diverticulum (MD) in practice, but with their diagnostic accuracy deemed to be unsatisfactory for clinical practice. Moreover, the usefulness of these modalities has not been evaluated for the diagnosis of bleeding MD in adults, due to the relative rarity of this condition. Therefore, the aim of our multicenter study was to determine the most accurate modality for the preoperative diagnosis of bleeding MD in adults...
2016: PloS One
Qian Xie, Qingjie Ma, Bin Ji, Shi Gao, Qiang Wen
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is a common congenital abnormality of gastrointestinal tract in children. Planar scintigraphy using Technetium-99m pertechnetate is widely used in the diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum. Single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) fusion imaging may help to locate the Meckel's diverticulum lesion. We now present a Meckel's diverticulum case which tends to be missed. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient was diagnosed with Mecke's diverticulum by planar scintigraphy in 2007...
2016: SpringerPlus
Z Ahmed, S Chhabra, J Kankaria, R K Jenaw
Meckel's diverticular perforation is a rare cause of acute abdomen during pregnancy. We report the case of a 24-year-old woman at 24 weeks of gestation who presented with abdominal pain for 4 days accompanied with abdominal distension, tenderness and guarding in right lower quadrant. Ultrasonography was inconclusive. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy with the clinical suspicion of appendicular perforation peritonitis. Intraoperatively, a perforated Meckel's diverticulum was detected. Owing to gross contamination of the peritoneal cavity, a diverticulectomy with ileostomy was performed...
August 9, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Kotti Ahmed, Zitouni Hayet, Louati Hamdi, Ben Dhaou Mahdi, Jallouli Mohamed, Mhiri Riadh
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Most often is asymptomatic but it may give a number of complications including gastrointestinal bleeding, obstruction and inflammation. Axial torsion and gangrene of MD are exceptional. The correct diagnosis of MD could only be made during surgery. Early surgery is important to reduce morbidity, especially perforation. Laparoscopy aided in the diagnosis and adequate treatment. We herein describe the case of a 4-year-old boy with axial torsion of MD...
July 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Seo-Youn Choi, Seong Sook Hong, Hyun Jeong Park, Hae Kyung Lee, Hyeong Cheol Shin, Gyo Chang Choi
Meckel's diverticulum is the most frequent congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract, occurring in 2% of the general population. Meckel's diverticulum is usually asymptomatic and found incidentally. However, the lifetime risk of complications is 4-40%. In this essay, we describe the clinical and imaging findings in 12 cases of Meckel's diverticula with complications over a 5-year period, which were confirmed pathologically. The major complications of Meckel's diverticulum include gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel obstruction, perforation and inflammation...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Mariusz Chabowski, Anna Szymanska-Chabowska, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Dawid Janczak, Michał Jelen, Dariusz Janczak
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastro intestinal tract, present in about 2% of population. CASE OUTLINE: The article presents the case of a 44-year-old otherwise healthy man with anemia, who was diagnosed lower gastrointestinal bleeding. An abdominal CT scan revealed a clearly demarcated solid tumor in hypogastric region, measuring 65 x 45 mm. A laparotomy through lower midline incision was performed. A surgical resection of a lesion of a Meckel's diverticulum was carried out and a final diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor was made...
March 2016: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
Samantha Mc Kenzie Stancu, Bogdan Aurelian Popescu, Mircea Beuran
Meckel's Diverticulum is the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract with a prevalence of 2 % in the general population, being twice as common and symptomatic in males. Not seldom is the diagnosis made incidentally, upon laparotomy for other intra-abdominal conditions, namely acute appendicitis. Simple Diverticulectomy is the surgical treatment of choice. We present the case of S.M., a 38 year-old male who was admitted to the Surgery Department of the Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital for sudden onset of initially periumbilical pain, which later migrated and localized in the right iliac fossa (RIF) accompanied by vomiting after the onset of pain, approximately 24 hours prior to admission...
May 2016: Chirurgia
Astrit R Hamza, Besnik X Bicaj, Fisnik I Kurshumliu, Valon A Zejnullahu, Fatos E Sada, Avdyl S Krasniqi
INTRODUCTION: A Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. They arise from the middle-to-distal ileum. Contrary to MD, intestinal duplication cyst (IDC) is uncommon congenital anomaly of GI, but can occur anywhere from the tongue to the anus. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we report an 18-year-old male who presented to the department of abdominal surgery with chronic abdominal pain, frequent vomiting and mild abdominal distension...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Roberto Andres Novoa, Kitt Shaffer
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital gastrointestinal anomaly, and 2-4% of patients with a Meckel's diverticulum will subsequently develop complications, including intestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, and diverticulitis. Meckel's diverticulitis is infrequently included in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in older adults. We present a case of Meckel's diverticulitis in a 74 year-old male who presented with non-specific abdominal pain and angina. Here, multi-detector computed tomography (MD-CT) imaging provided a pre-operative diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulitis...
2008: Radiology case reports
Serdar Kirmizi, Demet Aydogan Kirmizi, Reyhan Karagul, Kerem Tolan
Meckel's diverticulum is a real diverticulum located at the antimesenteric portion of intestinal loops and including all layers of the intestinal wall. It is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, and its incidence is 1-3%. Many asymptomatic cases are diagnosed when complications occur. A 23-year-old female patient applied to gynaecology emergency clinic with pelvic pain complaint. Laparotomy was performed with the diagnosis of acute abdomen because the physical examination and imaging studies did not exclude tuboovary pathology...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yuhamy Curbelo-Peña, Juan Dardano-Berriel, Xavier Guedes-De la Puente, Maria Saladich-Cubero, Tomas Stickar, Enric De Caralt-Mestres
Mekel's diverticulum is a gastrointestinal malformation. Occurs in one of every 40 patients. It is usually asymptomatic whereas complications can be developed in 2% to 4%. The report is based on a 41-year old male, who attended to emergency, complaining of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Blood tests showed high level of inflammatory markers. With acute appendicitis as presumptive diagnosis, laparoscopy was performed. The intraoperative findings were: a perforated Mekel's diverticulum with normal cecal appendix...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Carin E Reust, Amy Williams
Acute abdominal pain accounts for approximately 9% of childhood primary care office visits. Symptoms and signs that increase the likelihood of a surgical cause for pain include fever, bilious vomiting, bloody diarrhea, absent bowel sounds, voluntary guarding, rigidity, and rebound tenderness. The age of the child can help focus the differential diagnosis. In infants and toddlers, clinicians should consider congenital anomalies and other causes, including malrotation, hernias, Meckel diverticulum, or intussusception...
May 15, 2016: American Family Physician
Kosuke Takagaki, Satoshi Osawa, Tatsuhiro Ito, Moriya Iwaizumi, Yasushi Hamaya, Hiroe Tsukui, Takahisa Furuta, Hidetoshi Wada, Satoshi Baba, Ken Sugimoto
An inverted Meckel's diverticulum is a rare gastrointestinal congenital anomaly that is difficult to diagnose prior to surgery and presents with anemia, abdominal pain, or intussusception. Here, we report the case of 57-year-old men with an inverted Meckel's diverticulum, who was preoperatively diagnosed using double-balloon enteroscopy. He had repeatedly experienced epigastric pain for 2 mo. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed intestinal wall thickening in the pelvis. Double-balloon enteroscopy via the anal route was performed for further examination, which demonstrated an approximately 8-cm, sausage-shaped, submucosal tumor located approximately 80 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve...
May 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sanjay Marwah, Priyanka Singla, Nisha Marwah, Sumiti Gupta, Vikram Pal Singh
We report a very rare case of Meckel's diverticulitis with ileal stricture at the base of the diverticulum in a young adult as a cause of recurrent small bowel obstruction lasting for 7 years. None of the pre-operative investigations were able to diagnose the cause of obstruction. The patient had undergone appendicectomy 3 years ago but without any relief. Thereafter he was given a therapeutic trial of anti-tubercular drugs, but his symptoms rather worsened with this treatment. Finally, the diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulitis with ileal stricture was made on exploratory laparotomy...
June 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Vijay Pattni, Kathryn Wright, Peter Marden, Ana Terlevich
A 17-year-old boy, with a background of haemophilia A, presented to hospital with an episode of brisk and painless per rectal (PR) bleeding. Initial investigation with gastroscopy and colonoscopy revealed no source of bleeding. Examination of the small bowel including MRI, CT angiogram and capsule endoscopy revealed no abnormalities. Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) from an antegrade position was attempted, with no abnormalities noted. The symptoms persisted and DBE was attempted again from a retrograde approach and a diverticulum was subsequently noted...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
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