Meckel's Diverticulitis: A Rare Etiology of an Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy

Sergio Huerta, Andrew Barleben, Michael A. Peck, Ian L. Gordon

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Abstract

Perforated Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is a rare complication of pregnancy. Its diagnosis, however, must be considered in all cases of intra-abdominal disease, as its presentation is similar to appendicitis. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment is imperative in these cases due to the high rate of perforation leading to fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. The usual lesion affecting a patient with MD and a review of the literature on other unusual causes of an acute abdomen in pregnancy is presented in the following report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent surgery
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • appendicitis in pregnancy
  • peritonitis
  • rule of two's
  • small bowel obstruction
  • surgical emergencies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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