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Giant Meckel's diverticulitis: a rare condition complicating pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20409519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 33-year-old pregnant woman presented with peritonitis at the right iliac fossa. Preoperative ultrasonography identified an 8-cm tubular structure at the tender point that was mistaken as appendicitis. Emergency operation finally confirmed a 12-cm giant Meckel's diverticulum with genuine inflammation and imminent perforation. The patient made an uneventful recovery after Meckel's diverticulectomy.
Authors:
Yuen Shan Wong; Shirley Yuk-wah Liu; Simon Siu-man Ng; Vivien Wai-yin Wong; Oi Sze Mak; Jimmy Chak-man Li; Janet Fung-yee Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  200     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diverticulitis / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Female
Humans
Meckel Diverticulum / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  surgery*

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