Spontaneous perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum causing a partial small bowel obstruction: A case report
Keywords:Meckel's diverticulum, Perforation, Small bowel obstruction
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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