CT findings of Meckel's diverticulum perforation in a geriatric patient.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Computed tomography (CT), Geriatric, Meckel's diverticulum, Perforation, Small bowel
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Radiology
Meckel's diverticulum is a remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct, found only in approximately 2% of the population. Although Meckel's diverticulum is often diagnosed in nonsymptomatic patients as incidental radiologic findings, complications of Meckel's diverticulum can also be seen on radiologic evaluation. We present a rare care of perforated Meckel's diverticulum in a geriatric patient demonstrated on contrast computed tomography. This was later confirmed during laparoscopic surgery with pathologic evaluation.
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Radiology Case Reports
Yi G, Chavda K, Omodon M. CT findings of Meckel's diverticulum perforation in a geriatric patient. Radiol Case Rep. 2020;15(5):592–595. Published 2020 Mar 19. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2020.02.016