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Difficulty in identifying a bleeding Meckel's diverticulum: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20648841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meckel's diverticulum is the most commonly occurring congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosis is usually made by scintigraphy using 99Tc(m) pertechnetate, with low accuracy in adults. We describe a case report and review the literature for difficulties in identifying a recurrent bleeding Meckel's diverticulum. Our patient had a "bladder diverticulum" on scintigraphy, which led to delay in diagnosis. The use of bladder lavage during scintigraphy may assist in distinguishing a Meckel's diverticulum from a bladder diverticulum.
Robert A Brenes; Hussain M A Abbas; J Alexander Palesty; Guiseppe Tripodi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:    2010 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-22     Completed Date:  2010-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Saint Mary's Hospital, The Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery, Waterbury, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Meckel Diverticulum / complications*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m / diagnostic use*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
23288-60-0/Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m

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