Gangrenous meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia in a 42-year-old woman: A case report


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Sengul I., Sengul D., Avcu S., Parlak O.

Cases Journal, vol.3, no.1, 2010 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1757-1626-3-10
  • Journal Name: Cases Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum affects 1 - 3 % of general population and is known as the most common anomaly of gastrointestinal tract. However, its estimated lifetime complication rate is approximately 4 %. Intestinal obstruction is most common complication of Meckel's diverticulum in adult population. Case presentation: In the present study, we reported a 42-year-old female patient with a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia sac treated by dissection of diverticulomesenteric bands and diverticulectomy. In 36 months follow-up, there was neither any complication nor recurrence of hernia. Conclusion: This case represents a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a strangulated umbilical hernia sac diagnosed in case of emergency. Although it is a very rare phenomenon, we should be vigilant for this entity especially in case of emergency. © 2010 Sengul et al.