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Chirurgia 2020 December;33(6):332-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.19.05056-3

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

An uncommon location of a Meckel’s diverticulum mimicking small intestinal duplication cyst

Andrea LOCATELLI 1 , Maria G. DELL’ORO 2, Pierluigi PEDERSINI 3, Francesco MORANDI 2, Marco G. CONFALONIERI 1

1 Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, San Leopoldo Mandic Hospital, ASST Lecco, Merate, Lecco, Italy; 2 Pediatric Ward, Maternal and Child Department, San Leopoldo Mandic Hospital, ASST Lecco, Merate, Lecco, Italy; 3 Unit of Pediatric Surgery, Maternal and Child Department, San Leopoldo Mandic Hospital, ASST Lecco, Merate, Lecco, Italy



We describe the treatment of a Meckel’s diverticulum (MD), approached by laparoscopy in a 6-year-old child come to our attention for bloody and mucous stools and vomiting for two days. The aim of this work was to emphasize how some unusual locations of MD can be challenging in differential diagnosis. Moreover, we want to stress how, also in the pediatric patient, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is an excellent tool in surgeon’s hands to rule out some diagnostic doubts and to treat at the same time many diseases, with reduced surgical stress.


KEY WORDS: Meckel diverticulum; Minimally invasive surgical procedures; Emergency service, hospital

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