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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.33 - Nº 2 - Jun. 2017

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Meckel's diverticulum. Presentation of two clinical cases

TARIGO CASELLA N; VALLVERDÚ SCORZA M; LYFORD-PIKE BOSCH P; NEIROTTI RIVERO R
Rev Med Urug 2017; 33: 149-151
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Abstract

Introduction: Meckel´s diverticulum is a congenital malformation in the gastrointestinal tract. It is found in 1% of the general population. Prevalence is higher in men. Meckel´s diverticulum may be asymptomatic and be found during a surgery, as is the case in around 80% of patients.

Clinical case: twenty five year old patient, male, clinical case compatible with acute appendicitis. Upon a laparotomy, Meckel?s diverticulum is the main finding.

The study aims to present a case of Meckel?s diverticulum, the clinical presentation of which appeared to be acute appendicitis, and to present the most relevant aspects of this condition.