Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp 2126–2128 | Cite as

Perforated Meckel’s Diverticulitis

  • Robert W. ColvinEmail author
  • Sayf Al-Katib
  • John Ebersole
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A Meckel’s diverticulum is a vestigial remnant present in approximately 2% of the population. Fewer than 10% of patients with a Meckel’s diverticulum develop clinical complications, and such findings are exceedingly rare in the geriatric population. We present a case of perforated Meckel’s diverticulitis with a fistulous tract involving the anterior abdominal wall in an 85-year-old male.


Meckel’s diverticulitis Small-bowel obstruction Omphalomesenteric duct 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Colvin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sayf Al-Katib
    • 1
  • John Ebersole
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging, Beaumont HealthOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA

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