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