Spontaneous perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum causing a partial small bowel obstruction: A case report

Authors

  • Simran Koura Brody School of Medicine
  • Veronica Urbik Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine
  • Richard Overman Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine
  • Rohini Olson Department of Pediatric Surgery, Brody School of Medicine
  • Maja Herco Department of Neonatology and Newborn Medicine, Brody School of Medicine
  • Shannon Longshore Department of Pediatric Surgery, Brody School of Medicine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v12.1127

Keywords:

Meckel's diverticulum, Perforation, Small bowel obstruction

Abstract

Background: Meckel’s diverticulum is a common congenital malformation in young children. Perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum in a neonate is a rarity and poses diagnostic and management challenges.

Case Presentation: This patient is a former 26 5/7 week estimated gestational age infant who presented at 41 weeks corrected gestational age with abdominal distension and was discovered to have a perforated Meckel’s diverticulum that presented as a partial small bowel obstruction. Resection of the involved bowel and ileo-ileal anastomosis was performed.

Conclusion: Small bowel obstructions should be considered as a potential presentation of a perforated Meckel’s diverticulum.

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Published

2023-01-09

How to Cite

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Koura S, Urbik V, Overman R, Olson R, Herco M, Longshore S. Spontaneous perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum causing a partial small bowel obstruction: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2023Jan.9 [cited 2023Jan.29];12:7. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/1127

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