Meckel's diverticulum masked by a long period of intermittent recurrent subocclusive episodes

Daniela Codrich, Andrea Taddio, Jurgen Schleef, Alessandro Ventura, Federico Marchetti

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Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most frequent congenital abnormality of the small bowel and it is often difficult to diagnose. It is usually asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications such as bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation. The authors report a case of a 7-year-old boy with a one-year history of recurrent periumbilical colicky pain with associated alimentary vomiting, symptoms erroneously related to a cyclic vomiting syndrome but not to MD. The clinical features and the differential diagnostic methods employed for diagnosis of MD are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2809-2811
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2009

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Meckel diverticulum
  • Recurrent subocclusive episodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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