Perforation of the sigmoid colon as a result of Meckel’s diverticulitis in a child

Gastroenterology; General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2004.0006
4
16-18
Perforation of the sigmoid colon as a result of Meckel’s diverticulitis in a child

We report a case of sigmoid perforation caused by Meckel’s diverticulitis. The ætiology, clinical findings and guidelines for therapy are described. Complications of Meckel’s diverticulum should be considered in the differential diagnosis of young patients with recurrent non-specific abdominal pain. If in doubt, operative exploration should be performed.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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