Acute appendicitis coexisting with Meckel's diverticulitis: case report


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CANKORKMAZ L. , Ozer H., Cakar M., Koyluoglu G.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.4, pp.371-372, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpa.45.371
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-372

Abstract

We present here a case with acute appendicitis and Meckel's diverticulitis which was clinically diagnosed as acute abdomen preoperatively. An eleven-year-old boy was found to have Meckel's diverticulitis coexisting with acute appendicitis. Although appendicitis coexisting with Meckel's diverticulitis is extremely rare, we suggest that the surgeon must bear it in mind during an acute appendicitis operation. If the surgeon overlooks it, the patient undergoing surgery may experience grave consequences. (Turk Arch Ped 2010; 45: 371-2)