Perforated Meckel's Diverticulitis.

Research paper by Robert W RW Colvin, Sayf S Al-Katib, John J Ebersole

Indexed on: 27 Jul '17Published on: 27 Jul '17Published in: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery


A Meckel's diverticulum is a vestigial remnant present in approximately 2% of the population. Fewer than 10% of patients with a Meckel's diverticulum develop clinical complications, and such findings are exceedingly rare in the geriatric population. We present a case of perforated Meckel's diverticulitis with a fistulous tract involving the anterior abdominal wall in an 85-year-old male.