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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2006 June;52(2):225-31

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A double Meckel’s diverticulum as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding cause. Report of a case

Mazza L. 1, Garino M. 1, Morgando A. 2, Fronda G. 1, Rizzetto M. 2

1 7th Division of General Surgery S. Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy 2 Unit of Gastroepatology S. Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy


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Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common developmental anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting 1-4% of the general population. It is usually an incidental finding during laparotomy for other causes; occasional complications are bleeding, obstruction, diverticulitis and perforation. Up to 60% of Meckel’s diverticula harbor heterotopic mucosa (mostly gastric or pancreatic), neoplastic degeneration occurs in 1-5% of cases. We report herein a case of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in a 25-years-old man, due to a double Meckel’s diverticulum, both located into jejunum and ileum, harboring ectopic gastric mucosa, diagnosed by a small bowel double contrast enema and managed laparoscopically with a tangential resection. To the best of our knowledge this is an unfrequent case of such a variant of Meckel’s diverticulum with ectopic gastric mucosa diagnosed by double contrast enema.

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