5 - A rare complication of Meckels diverticulum in a child:Axial torsion and gangrene
İbrahim UYGUN, Salim İdris KELEŞOĞLU, Nurullah DOĞAN, Figen ARSLAN
Meckels diverticulum is the most common congenital gastrointestinal anomaly and may result in a number of complications including bleeding, obstruction and inflammation. Axial torsion of Meckels 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 Meckels diverticulum in a 8 years old boy.
Keywords: Meckels diverticulum, axial torsion, gangrene
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