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A rare complication of Meckel's diverticulum: a fistula between Meckel's diverticulum and the appendix.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23063090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meckel diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine, occurring in about 2%-4% of the population. Meckel diverticulum results from incomplete closure of the omphalomesenteric duct. The presentation of symptomatic Meckel diverticulum includes gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, volvulus, intussusception, diverticulitis, and neoplasms. The development of fistula is an extremely rare complication. Previous literature has even shown an enterocolonic fistula, a vesicodiverticular fistula, ileorectal fistula, and fistula-in-ano. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first case of the fistula complicated between Meckel diverticulum and the appendix in a review of the English literature.
Ping-Fu Yang; Chau-Yun Chen; Fang-Jung Yu; Sheau-Fang Yang; Yi Ting Chen; Li-Chun Kao; Jaw-Yuan Wang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of surgery / Asian Surgical Association     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0219-3108     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2013-03-11     Revised Date:  2013-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900600     Medline TA:  Asian J Surg     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Division of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Appendix / pathology*
Cecal Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Intestinal Fistula / diagnosis*,  etiology
Meckel Diverticulum / complications*

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