Intestinal obstruction caused by internal herniation as a complication of Meckel’xxs diverticulum

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Erdoğan O., Sarıtaş A. G. , Teke Z., Bolat L., Aydın İ.

Ege Tıp Dergisi, vol.59, no.3, pp.226-231, 2020 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.19161/etd.790575
  • Title of Journal : Ege Tıp Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-231


Meckel’s diverticulum is a prevalent congenital anomaly of the digestive system, with an incidence of approximately 1-3% in the population. Intestinal obstruction is a widespread complication in adults. Patients are often operated on with a preliminary diagnosis of acute abdomen, and Meckel's diverticulum are usually diagnosed during the operation The surgical technique should be planned according to the condition of the patient. In this article, we aimed to present a case of 68-year-old female with mechanical bowel obstruction caused by internal herniation of small intestine as a complication of Meckel’s diverticulum.

Statement: Oral presentation at V. International Congress on Natural and Health Sciences (ICNHS-2019), Adana, Turkey, December 13 to December 15, 2019.

Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, complication, internal herniation, mechanical bowel obstruction, intestinal obstruction