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Endoscopy. 2002 Dec;34(12):1018-20.

Wireless capsule endoscopic detection of Meckel's diverticulum after nondiagnostic surgery.

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Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom.


A patient aged 26 was investigated for recurrent severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Over a 4-year period, he was transfused more than 400 units of blood. Multiple investigations included three negative Meckel's scans. A right hemicolectomy for supposed angiodysplasia failed to control his bleeding. Wireless capsule endoscopy demonstrated the presence of a Meckel's diverticulum. At a repeat laparotomy, the ulcerated Meckel's diverticulum was identified and resected. The patient had no further bleeding and had a normal haemoglobin level on repeat blood tests up to 12 months after surgical excision of the diverticulum.

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