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Perforated Meckel’s diverticulum with acute appendicitis in an infant

Tim Jumbi, Shahbal Swaleh, Francis Osawa

Abstract


Meckel’s diverticulum occurs in approximately 2% of the population and is symptomatic in 16% of cases. In children, the most common presentation is intestinal obstruction due to intussusception. The simultaneous occurrence of acute appendicitis and symptomatic Meckel’s diverticulum is rare and when it occurs, it may be associated with non-specific symptoms that present a diagnostic challenge.

Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, Acute appendicitis




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