Volume : 4
Issue : 2
Acute small bowel obstruction due to Meckel's diverticulum: An unusual presentation
Sandeep P, Amber Papalkar, M.B. V. Prasad, B. Mahendra Varma
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Sandeep P1,*, Amber Papalkar1, M. B. V. Prasad2, and B. Mahendra Varma2
1Department of Radiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India
2Surgical Gastroenterology and General Surgery Department, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. P. Sandeep, Department of Radiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Received 12 December 2015; Revised 19 February 2016; Accepted 24 February 2016; Published 31 March 2016
Citation: Sandeep P, Papalkar A, Prasad MBV, Varma BM. Acute small bowel obstruction due to Meckel's diverticulum: An unusual presentation. J Med Sci Res. 2016; 4(2):76-79. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2016/4-018
Copyright: © 2016 Sandeep P, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Centre. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Majority of the persons with Meckel’s diverticulum are asymptomatic throughout life. In the symptomatic adults, small bowel obstruction is the most common presentation. The common mechanisms of small bowel obstruction include intussusception, and volvulus around fibrous bands adherent to the umbilicus. A patient with acute closed loop obstructionand strangulation of small bowel due to Meckel’s diverticulum by a rare mechanism is described. The signs of closed loop obstruction and importance of evaluating the signs of strangulation in a patient with closed loop small bowel obstruction are emphasized here.
Keywords:Meckel’s diverticulum; closed loop obstruction; bowel strangulation; acute intestinal obstruction