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Ong WJ, Tan KK, Sim R
Correspondence: Marc Weijie Ong, email@example.com
This report highlights the rare occurence of a huge gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum in an adult, which was managed successfully with laparoscopic resection. A 45-year-old woman presented with a one-day history of right iliac fossa pain with fever and vomiting. Computed tomography showed a huge gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum. The patient underwent laparoscopic exploration and extracorporeal stapled resection of the Meckel’s diverticulum. This case serves to highlight the safety and feasibility of performing a laparoscopic resection of a huge gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum in an adult.
Keywords: adult, gangrene, laparoscopic, Meckel’s diverticulum, surgery
Singapore Med J 2013; 54: e83-e84; http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2013087
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