The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

A Case of Acute Meckel's Diverticulitis

Young Ho Woo, Ok Young Kim
Corresponding author: Ok Young Kim. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


A 7 years old boy with chief complants of acute abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting, was preoperatively diagnosed as acute appendicitis. However, it was postoperatively confirmed that the above distress were due to acute primary Mekel's diverticulitis. The size of the diverticulum was 8cm in length and 4cm in width. It was located at approximately 70cm above ileo-cecal junction. Macroscopically and histologically acute inflammatory changes were found. The patient was discharged on 7th hospital day with satisfactory convalescence.