A case of Meckel's diverticulitis treated on the assumption of Crohn's disease


Enc F., Yorulmaz E., Melikoglu L., Akhan M., Tuncer I., Mete O. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.21, no.2, pp.175-178, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2010.0079
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-178

Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal system. It usually has an asymptomatic course and is detected incidentally during laparoscopy. Symptomatic cases are mostly observed under two years of age. In adults, it may rarely manifest with life-threatening complications. In this report, we present a 19-year-old case with Meckel's diverticulum operated with ileus while under follow-up, who was assumed to have Crohn's disease.