A Rare Internal Herniation in Adult: Meckel's Diverticulum

Y Narjis, H Halfadl, A Agourram, K Rabbani, B Finech
Indian Journal of Surgery 2014, 76 (1): 5-7
Intestinal obstruction due to Meckel's diverticulum is the most common presentation in adults. There are various mechanisms by which it can cause intestinal obstruction such as volvulus of small intestine around a fibrous band extending from Meckel's diverticulum to umbilicus, intussusception, and Littre's hernia. We report the case of a young adult operated on emergency for acute intestinal obstruction. The CT scan suggested a nonspecific internal herniation. Surgical exploration confirmed a rare type of obstruction due to Meckel's diverticulum.

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