Meckel's diverticulum causing intestinal obstruction

Richard T. Prall, Michael P. Bannon, Adil Eddie Bharucha

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Meckel's diverticulum is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain and small bowel obstruction in adults. We present a case of a 31-yr-old man with recurrent vomiting and abdominal pain in whom the diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum was not suspected until CT of the abdomen revealed multiple fluid-filled, dilated loops of ileum with distal collapse after normal abdominal radiographs. We suggest that CT may be helpful when the diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3426-3427
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001


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  • Gastroenterology

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