Title

CT findings of Meckel's diverticulum perforation in a geriatric patient.

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Bayonet Point

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

3-19-2020

Keywords

Computed tomography (CT), Geriatric, Meckel's diverticulum, Perforation, Small bowel

Disciplines

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Radiology

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Radiology Case Reports

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