Spontaneous hemoperitoneum caused by meckel’s diverticulum in an elder patient

  • Adriá Rosat
  • Eduardo Pérez
  • Hanna Hernández Oaknin
  • Javier Mendiz
  • Guillermo Hernández
  • Manuel Barrera

Abstract

Symptomatic Meckel’s Diverticulum is a rare entity in old patients. The most common complications are gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction, acute inflammation, and perforation. Usually those complications occur on the first two decades of life and mostly before the fifth decade. We report an extremely unusual debut of Meckel’s Diverticulum, presented as massive spontaneous hemoperitoneum in an 82-year-old man without gastrointestinal bleeding. A literature review of atraumatic hemoperitoneum as presentation of Meckel’s diverticulum was made.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

Adriá Rosat
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ctra Del Rosario 145, 38010 Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Eduardo Pérez
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ctra Del Rosario 145, 38010 Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Hanna Hernández Oaknin
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ctra Del Rosario 145, 38010 Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Javier Mendiz
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ctra Del Rosario 145, 38010 Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Guillermo Hernández
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ctra Del Rosario 145, 38010 Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Manuel Barrera
Transplantation Surgery Unit and General Surgery Service, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ctra. Del Rosario 145, 38010 Sta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Published
2016-10-03
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688