International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Nadecha Caro

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Center University Central East, Dominican Republic


  • Case Report   
    Meckel's Diverticulum in 44 Years Old Female with Intestinal Obstruction: A Case Report
    Author(s): Claudia Arias*, Nadecha Caro, Paula Rodriguez and Jose Miguel Taveras

    Meckel’s diverticulum is a rare gastrointestinal congenital anomaly that is difficult to diagnose and presents with anemia, abdominal pain, or intussusception was described originally by Guilhelmus Fabricius Hildanus in 1598. [1,2] A Meckel’s diverticulum is usually an asymptomatic condition, and many cases are incidentally discovered during a radiographic evaluation or during surgery performed for other reasons. [1] The diagnosis is usually made in childhood. Here, we report the case of a 44-year-old female with a volvulated Meckel’s diverticulum, causing a small bowel obstruction. The patient initiated with profuse diarrhea and vomiting bilious content; then started with abdominal distention and severe abdominal pain, becoming an intestinal obstruction. Later, the patient was surgicall.. View More»

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