Bleeding Meckel's Diverticulum in an Infant - A Case Report

  • MK Shrestha Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Kathmandu Model Hospital
  • RL Gurubacharya Consultant Paediatrician, Kathmandu Model Hospital
  • K Devkota Medical Officer, Kathmandu Model Hospital
  • N Agarwal Medical Officer, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Kathmandu
Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, painless per rectal bleeding, anemia

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum is a congenital diverticulum. Mostly it is asymptomatic. In children the commonest complication is lower GI bleeding. High index of suspicion is required for its diagnosis. Technetium-99m pertechnetate scan is useful to detect ectopic gastric mucosa. Surgical treatment of symptomatic Meckel’s diverticulum is diverticulectomy or ileal resection.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i1.9523

J Nepal Paediatr Soc 2014;34(1):54-56

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2014-03-24
How to Cite
Shrestha, M., Gurubacharya, R., Devkota, K., & Agarwal, N. (2014). Bleeding Meckel’s Diverticulum in an Infant - A Case Report. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 34(1), 54-56. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i1.9523
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series