Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 7, pp 551–552 | Cite as

Plain film identification of inverted Meckel diverticulum

  • J. F. JohnsonIII
  • R. J. Lorenzetti
  • E. T. Ballard


Inversion is a potentially serious complication of Meckel diverticulum. Since inversion provokes gangrene and small bowel obstruction, diagnosis by enteroclysis or imaging studies can conflict with the need for timely surgical intervention. We have noted that plain films may predict this lesion when a solitary mothled polypoid lesion occupies the ileum at the site of a small bowel obstruction.


Public Health Surgical Intervention Small Bowel Imaging Study Bowel Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. JohnsonIII
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. J. Lorenzetti
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. T. Ballard
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.the Departments of Radiology and PediatricsUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyChildren's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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