A case of Meckel's diverticulum complicated by stenosis of the colon

Mariko Akamine, Yuzuru Araki, Yoshiharu Chijiiwa, Syuji Shimizu, Hideo Shimura, Hajime Nawata

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Meckel's diverticulum is a common anomaly of the GI tract that is known to cause small intestinal obstruction. A 17-yr-old male who had no history of previous surgery was admitted with intermittent abdominal pain. A barium enema showed extraintestinal compression of the ascending colon, suggesting the existence of a congenital band. Laparoscopy revealed that the ascending colon was lifted up and compressed by the intestinal end of a Meckel's diverticulum with a fibrous band connecting to the umbilicus. The portion of the ileum including the Meckel's diverticulum was resected. This is the first case of stenosis of the colon caused by a Meckel's diverticulum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2114-2116
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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