Emergency radionuclide demonstration of Meckel's diverticulum in a patient with perforated ulcer and massive rectal bleedings.

A 10-month-old infant was treated for life-threatening rectal bleeding caused by a perforated ulcer in Meckel's diverticulum. Radionuclide imaging with 99mTc-pertechnetate was used to demonstrate the diverticulum preoperatively. Early intervention is desirable to avoid uncontrollable bleeding or complications such as perforation in cases of Meckel's… (More)