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Emergency Radiology

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 605–607 | Cite as

BWH emergency radiology–surgical correlation: torsion of Meckel’s diverticulum

  • Anupamaa Seshadri
  • Christopher A. Potter
  • Robert Riviello
  • Jonathan D. Gates
  • Aaron D. Sodickson
  • Bharti KhuranaEmail author
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Abstract

We present the radiologic findings and intraoperative correlation of a torsed Meckel’s diverticulum leading to small-bowel obstruction in a 65-year-old male without prior abdominal surgery. As this is a rare entity and difficult to diagnose, an understanding of the clinical presentation and radiologic findings correlated with this pathology can help to expedite diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords

Meckel’s diverticula Torsion Small-bowel obstruction CT Surgery 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anupamaa Seshadri
    • 1
  • Christopher A. Potter
    • 1
  • Robert Riviello
    • 1
  • Jonathan D. Gates
    • 1
  • Aaron D. Sodickson
    • 1
  • Bharti Khurana
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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