Laparoscopic resection for incidentally detected Meckel diverticulum

Davide Bona, Luigi Stefano Schipani, Marco Nencioni, Barbara Rubino, Luigi Bonavina

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The management of Meckel diverticulum found unexpectedly during an abdominal operation remains controversial. Most published reports have included only patients undergoing diverticulectomy or bowel resection through laparotomy. We report a case of a carcinoid tumor in a Meckel's diverticulum which was incidentally detected and removed during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Although there is no compelling evidence in the literature to recommend prophylactic diverticulectomy, laparoscopic stapled resection represents a viable and safe approach in healthy individuals undergoing elective surgery for other purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4961-4963
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2008


  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Incidental findings
  • Laparoscopy
  • Meckel's diverticulum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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