Perforated Meckel’s diverticulum with acute appendicitis in an infant

  • Tim Jumbi
  • Shahbal Swaleh
  • Francis Osawa
Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, Acute appendicitis

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

Published
2020-02-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2523-0816
print ISSN: 1999-9674