Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032

 

Türker Karabuğa1, İsmail Özsan1, Ömer Yoldaş1, Erkan Şahin2, Önder Limon3, Ünal Aydın1

1Department of General Surgery, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, Medicalpark Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, Medicalpark Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
3Department of Emergency Medicine, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, Medicalpark Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, laparoscopy, intestinal obstruction

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal system with an estimated incidence of approximately 2% of the population. Although most cases are asymptomatic, it has the potential to create complications, such as hemorrhage, inflammation, intestinal obstruction, perforation, and intussusception. Meckel’s diverticulum is generally diagnosed incidentally or upon investigation of unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding, perforation, inflammation, or obstruction for both pediatric and adult patients. Complications are often present as surgical emergencies and require resection of the diseased intestinal segment. In doubtful cases, laparoscopy should be the surgical method for both diagnosing and treating MD. Here we present a case of MD causing intestinal obstruction and that was treated by laparoscopic resection.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - T.K., İ.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - İ.Ö., Ö.L.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - Ö.Y.; Literature Review - E.Ş., Ö.Y.; Writer - Ö.Y.; Critical Review - Ü.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.