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J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2013 Apr;23(4):287-9. doi: 04.2013/JCPSP.287289.

Invaginated Meckel's diverticulum: a rare cause of small intestine intussusception in adults.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, United Nations Field Hospital, Sudan.


Intussusception is commonly seen in infants. It is occasionally found in adults usually due to carcinomas, colonic diverticuli, polyps and rarely Meckel's diverticulum. An adult male presented with upper abdominal pain, nausea, anorexia and loose stools. The initial investigative workup was unremarkable and patient responded to treatment given for acute gastroenteritis. After 3 days, the pain recurred in right iliac fossa with rebound tenderness and leukocytosis. Surgery was performed with provisional diagnoses of acute appendicitis and/or acute Meckel's diverticulitis. Per-operative findings revealed invaginated Meckel's diverticulum causing non-obstructing intussusception.

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