Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery https://doi.org/10.1007/s11605-018-3812-z GI IMAGE 1 1,2 1,2,3 Adrian Mancini & Fabian Reche & Jean-Luc Faucheron Received: 22 April 2018 /Accepted: 7 May 2018 2018 The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract . . Keywords Meckel diverticulum Laparoscopy Small bowel resection Case Presentation was discharged on the first postoperative day. The final pathologic diagnosis was a giant Meckel’s diverticulum A 63-year-old patient was diagnosed with asthenia (MD) with an inflamed and hemorrhagic ileal mucosa evolving since few months. Past medical history re- and presence of ulcers, without any aspect of gastric vealed an appendectomy through McBurney’sincision mucosal tissue. in childhood and laparoscopic cholecystectomy per- formed 6 years ago. No abdominal anomalies were found at the exploration during this procedure, nor on the CT scan performed at this moment. The patient had Discussion no complaints. At physical examination, there was no abdominal pain, no anal bleeding, and no palpable mass MD, described for the first time in 1809, is an embryonic and the pelvic exam was normal. Blood test demonstrat- remnant of the vitelline duct, also called omphalomesen- ed an iron-deficiency anemia. The patient was referred teric canal, which connects the yolk sac and the midgut to
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 29, 2018
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