Uncomplicated bifid Meckle’s diverticulum mimicking recurrent appendicitis

  • N Ravishankar
  • V Thulasi
Keywords: Bifid, Meckel’s, Diverticulitis


Meckel’s diverticulum is the rare congenital anomaly in children. When inflamed it can mimic acute appendicitis. The distal end of the Meckel’s diverticulum is usually rounded and narrow. We present a case of partially bifid Meckel’s diverticulum in a young boy who presented with features of recurrent appendicitis. During appendectomy, a bifid Meckle’s diverticulum was found in therein the distal ileum. It was excised with V shaped ileal wall. Histopathology showed features of Meckel’s diverticulum without any Gastric or pancreatic tissue in mucosa. Clinicians should be wary of a bifid meckel’s diverticulum as a very rare anomaly that can be symptomatic mimicking appendicitis.

Keywords: Bifid, Meckel’s, Diverticulitis


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