Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum caused by a chicken bone: a case report

@inproceedings{Chan2009PerforationOM,
  title={Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum caused by a chicken bone: a case report},
  author={K Chan},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Meckel's diverticulum represents a true diverticulum of the ileum containing all three layers of the bowel wall and is found on the wall of the distal ileum, usually about 2 feet from the ileocaecal valve. Although Meckel's diverticulum is a common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, it is often difficult to diagnose. Patients with perforation of Meckel's diverticulum may present with right iliac fossa pain, which mimics acute appendicitis. CASE PRESENTATION A… CONTINUE READING