Meckel's diverticulum: Unusual cause of significant bleeding in an adult male

Assim Saad Eddin, A. J. Chowdhury, Ehab Saad Aldin

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Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is a common congenital gastrointestinal malformation affecting 2% of the general population. Most affected patients are asymptomatic, and excessive bleeding causing a significant drop in hemoglobin count is an uncommon complication of Meckel's diverticulum, especially in adult patients. Herein, we present an adult case of Meckel's diverticulum that nearly led to hemodynamic instability. Laparotomy and segmental small bowel resection were critical in treating the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3608-3611
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Adult male
  • Bleeding
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Meckel's scan
  • Unusual presentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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