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          VOLUME 42 / ISSUE 4

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5 - A rare complication of Meckel’s diverticulum in a child:Axial torsion and gangrene

İbrahim UYGUN, Salim İdris KELEŞOĞLU, Nurullah DOĞAN, Figen ARSLAN

Meckel‘s diverticulum is the most common congenital gastrointestinal anomaly and may result in a number of complications including bleeding, obstruction and inflammation. Axial torsion of Meckel’s diverticulum is very rare and has been reported only 8 times in children and 16 times in adults in the past 35 years. We report a case of axial torsion and gangrene of Meckel’s diverticulum in a 8 years old boy.

Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, axial torsion, gangrene

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