Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum by foreign body


Okur M. H. , Arslan M. S. , Aydogdu B., Uygun I. , Goya C., Tokgoz O., et al.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.64, ss.826-827, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.826-827

Özet

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.