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Indian J Surg. 2013 Jun;75(Suppl 1):177-9. doi: 10.1007/s12262-012-0558-9. Epub 2012 Jun 19.

Large enterolith in a meckels diverticulum causing perforation and bowel obstruction: an interesting case with review of literature.

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  • 1Lyell McEwin Health Service, Elizabethvale, South Australia 5112 Australia.
  • 2Lyell McEwin Health Service, Elizabethvale, South Australia 5112 Australia ; Department of Surgery, Lyell McEwin Health Service, Elizabethvale, South Australia 5112 Australia.

Abstract

Enteroliths are a rare complication of Meckel's diverticula, with perforation of the diverticulum being an even rarer occurrence. Bowel obstruction secondary to a Meckel's enterolith, albeit uncommon, occurs due to inflammation, intussusception, or impaction after extrusion from the diverticulum. We report an unusual case of Meckel's enterolithiasis causing perforation and bowel obstruction.

KEYWORDS:

Enterolith; Meckel’s diverticulum; Obstruction; Perforation

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