World Journal of Surgical Research Volume No 7

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Gangrenous Meckel’s Diverticulum in an Adult: a Case Report

Ram Niwas Meena, Venkat Mukunda, Ranjeet Kumar Singh and Rahul Khanna
World Journal of Surgical Research 2014, 3:9



Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, although complications from a Meckel’s diverticulum are rarely seen in the adult population.

Case Report

We are reporting the rare occurrence of a huge gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum in an adult, which was managed successfully by emergency laparotomy and resection. A 25-year man presented with four days history of pain abdomen, recurrent vomiting, abdomen distention, low grade fever and non-passage of flatus and stool. X ray of abdomen in erect posture show dilated bowel loop. The patient underwent emergency laparotomy. A huge gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum was found for which resection and anastomosis of the ileum was done.


This case serves to highlight the surgical emergency of Meckel’s diverticulum in an adult.

Key Words

gangrenous meckel’s diverticulum, emergency surgery, acute abdomen.

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