Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum by foreign body


Okur M. H. , Arslan M. S. , Aydogdu B., UYGUN İ., Goya C. , Tokgoz O., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.64, no.7, pp.826-827, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.826-827

Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is a congenital disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually asymptomatic. Perforation of an MD by foreign bodies is an extremely rare cause of acute abdomen in children. We present a rare case of perforation of an MD in a child after eating melon seeds. The patient was treated successfully with segmental resection and primary anastomosis and had an uneventful postoperative recovery.