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Surgery Today

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 606–608 | Cite as

Perforation of Meckel’s Diverticulum by a Chicken Bone, a Rare Complication: Report of a Case

  • Gokhan Yagci
  • Sadettin Cetiner
  • Turgut Tufan
Article

Abstract

A perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum by foreign bodies is an extremely rare cause of acute abdomen in adults. We herein present a case of a 30-year-old man who was admitted due to symptoms of right lower quadrant pain, anorexia, and vomiting. An exploratory laparotomy was done, and a perforated Meckel’s diverticulum due to a chicken bone was found at exploration. A resection of a segment of ileum including the perforated diverticulum was performed, and the patient had an uncomplicated postoperative course.

Key words

Meckel’s diverticulum Perforation Foreign body 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gokhan Yagci
    • 1
  • Sadettin Cetiner
    • 1
  • Turgut Tufan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey

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