Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
GONZALEZ SOSA, Gabriel et al. Necrotic Meckel's diverticulum. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
This is the case presentation of a patient treated in Emergency Department in March 2007 presenting with a clinical picture of surgical acute abdomen and operated on due to complicated acute appendicitis. At transoperative period presence of a Meckel's diverticulum was verified that initially becomes inflamed (acute diverticulitis) and later process evolved until necrosis affecting the blood stream of an intestinal segment in terminal ileum, cecum ant the lower third of ascending colon. Appendix was not altered and a hemicholectomy was performed. Patient had a favorable course and was discharged at 10 days.
Keywords : Meckel's diverticulum; acute diverticulitis; right hemicholectomy.