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Perforation of Meckel diverticulum presenting with acute appendicitis

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A.K. Chowdhury ,

University of Science and Technology Chittagong, BD
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P.B. Roy,

University of Science and Technology Chittagong, BD
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S. Sarker,

BGC Trust Medical College and Hospital, Chittagong, BD
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M Chowdhury

University of Science and Technology Chittagong, BD
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Abstract

Meckel diverticulum is the most common congenital structural abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. In 1809, Johann Friedrich Meckel first described its embryological origin. Between 2% and 4% of people may have Meckel diverticulum and 4-6% of them suffer from complications [1]. Meckel diverticulitis is usually confused with acute appendicitis and perforation with peptic ulcer perforation. We report a case which was clinically diagnosed as acute appendicitis which turned out to be perforation of a Meckel diverticulum, with inflammation of the appendix. This diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma of the case gives us an opportunity to report it as a case of interest.

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(4): 28-29

How to Cite: Chowdhury, A.K. et al., (2015). Perforation of Meckel diverticulum presenting with acute appendicitis. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 32(4), pp.28–29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v32i4.8095
Published on 25 May 2015.
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