An unusual case of intestinal obstruction by volvulus of Meckel’s diverticulum in a 10-year-old child: a case report

Ioannis Spyridakis, Vasilios Lampropoulos, Christopher Efthymiou


Intestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, adherence, intussusception, acute diverticulitis and rarely malignity are the most common complications of Meckel’s diverticulum in children. Reported mechanism of intestinal obstruction in Meckel’s diverticulum include invagination, adherence and volvulus. Obstructive ileum caused by volvulus of Meckel’s diverticilum is not a very frequent medical condition. Here we describe a case of intestinal obstruction caused by volvulus of non-inflamed Meckel’s diverticulum in a 10-year-old child. Considering the potentially life-threatening obstructive ileum in cases of children with deteriorating clinical picture, surgical exploration should not be delayed.


Meckel’s diverticulum, intestinal obstruction

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