Perforated Meckel's Diverticulum in an Adult

Rita Camelo, Paula Santos, Rui Mateus Marques

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its complications have an extensive variety of clinical and imaging manifestations, extending from benign and indolent findings to acute life-threatening conditions. Complicated Meckel's diverticulum often constitutes a challenging diagnosis for both the clinician and the radiologist. Therefore, imaging techniques play an important role in this condition in evaluating its complications, determining decision making. We describe a case of a 49-year-old man suffering from right abdominal pain with fever and constipation, during the past 5 days. Laboratory data revealed C-reactive protein of 306 mg/L and leukocytosis. Contrast-enhanced CT features were highly suggestive of perforated Meckel's diverticulum. The purpose of this article is to emphasize that besides its rarity, Meckel's diverticulum complications can occur in adult patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018

Fingerprint

Meckel Diverticulum
Leukocytosis
Constipation
C-Reactive Protein
Abdominal Pain
Gastrointestinal Tract
Decision Making
Fever

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Surgery

Cite this

@article{02be00d86dc54c84bf41ecc03695f484,
title = "Perforated Meckel's Diverticulum in an Adult",
abstract = "Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its complications have an extensive variety of clinical and imaging manifestations, extending from benign and indolent findings to acute life-threatening conditions. Complicated Meckel's diverticulum often constitutes a challenging diagnosis for both the clinician and the radiologist. Therefore, imaging techniques play an important role in this condition in evaluating its complications, determining decision making. We describe a case of a 49-year-old man suffering from right abdominal pain with fever and constipation, during the past 5 days. Laboratory data revealed C-reactive protein of 306 mg/L and leukocytosis. Contrast-enhanced CT features were highly suggestive of perforated Meckel's diverticulum. The purpose of this article is to emphasize that besides its rarity, Meckel's diverticulum complications can occur in adult patients.",
keywords = "Computed tomography, Diagnosis, Gastrointestinal symptoms, Gastrointestinal tract, Surgery",
author = "Rita Camelo and Paula Santos and {Mateus Marques}, Rui",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1159/000493439",
language = "English",
journal = "GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology",
issn = "2341-4545",
publisher = "S. Karger AG",

}

Perforated Meckel's Diverticulum in an Adult. / Camelo, Rita; Santos, Paula; Mateus Marques, Rui.

In: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology, 2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Perforated Meckel's Diverticulum in an Adult

AU - Camelo, Rita

AU - Santos, Paula

AU - Mateus Marques, Rui

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its complications have an extensive variety of clinical and imaging manifestations, extending from benign and indolent findings to acute life-threatening conditions. Complicated Meckel's diverticulum often constitutes a challenging diagnosis for both the clinician and the radiologist. Therefore, imaging techniques play an important role in this condition in evaluating its complications, determining decision making. We describe a case of a 49-year-old man suffering from right abdominal pain with fever and constipation, during the past 5 days. Laboratory data revealed C-reactive protein of 306 mg/L and leukocytosis. Contrast-enhanced CT features were highly suggestive of perforated Meckel's diverticulum. The purpose of this article is to emphasize that besides its rarity, Meckel's diverticulum complications can occur in adult patients.

AB - Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its complications have an extensive variety of clinical and imaging manifestations, extending from benign and indolent findings to acute life-threatening conditions. Complicated Meckel's diverticulum often constitutes a challenging diagnosis for both the clinician and the radiologist. Therefore, imaging techniques play an important role in this condition in evaluating its complications, determining decision making. We describe a case of a 49-year-old man suffering from right abdominal pain with fever and constipation, during the past 5 days. Laboratory data revealed C-reactive protein of 306 mg/L and leukocytosis. Contrast-enhanced CT features were highly suggestive of perforated Meckel's diverticulum. The purpose of this article is to emphasize that besides its rarity, Meckel's diverticulum complications can occur in adult patients.

KW - Computed tomography

KW - Diagnosis

KW - Gastrointestinal symptoms

KW - Gastrointestinal tract

KW - Surgery

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85056101076&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1159/000493439

DO - 10.1159/000493439

M3 - Article

JO - GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology

JF - GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology

SN - 2341-4545

ER -