SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION DUE TO MECKEL’S DIVERTICULUM FORMING A KNOT AROUND THE ILEUM: UNUSUAL PRESENTATION

Zelalem Chimdesa Merga

Abstract


Meckel’s diverticulum is an embryologic residue resulting from an incomplete obliteration of vitteline duct during the early weeks of gestation. Often times it is small in size of about two inches, but occasionally it can acquire a very long length. This paper deals with a rare case on a 25 years old previously healthy male patient from Bona woreda, Sidama Ethnic group, who presented to our hospital with typical signs and symptoms of small bowel obstruction, which was managed with emergency surgery. It was noticed that the cause of the obstruction was an exceptionally rare presentation of Meckel’s diverticulum which is a knot formed by the diverticulum over the adjacent small bowel.

Key words: Meckel’s diverticulum, Knotting, Small bowel obstruction

 


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