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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

Gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum secondary to ascariasis in a child


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vani Vilas Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India

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Anand Alladi
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vani Vilas Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 560 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.97249

PMID: 23507841

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Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, which is usually asymptomatic. In patients with intestinal ascariasis, Meckel's diverticulum may pursue a silent course or may be complicated by diverticulitis, gangrene and perforation. We report an unusual complication of volvulus of Meckel's diverticulum and an adjacent segment of ileum due to incarceration of worm bolus in a narrow based Meckel's diverticulum leading to gangrene and perforation.


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