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Case Report

Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 357-360

Strangulated Meckel’s Diverticulum Causing Intestinal Obstruction

Dr. Ramnath G1, Dr. B. Ananda Rama Rao1, Dr. Krishna Kishore2, Dr. J.Shalini3, Dr. Sai Kumar. P3

1Professor of Surgery, 2Assistant Professor of Surgery, 3Junior Residents,
SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, TS 509002

Corresponding Author: B. Ananda Rama Rao


Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine. It may remain completely asymptomatic. Common complications related to a Meckel's diverticulum include hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation. Small bowel obstruction can be due to intussusception, incarceration, adhesions, strictures, torsion. Herein, we discuss our experience in managing a 16 year old female who was diagnosed with small bowel obstruction due to mesodiverticular band which is a remnant of left vitelline artery which caused torsion and gangrene of entire Meckel’s diverticulum.

Key words: Meckel’s Diverticulum Mesodiverticular band, Vitelline artery, Gangrene of appendix.

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