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International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Indexed Journal Applied Medical Research ISSN: 2149 - 2018
Applied Medical Research. 2015; 2(2):(23-159)

Perforated gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum due to round worm bolus presenting as acute abdomen

anief ohamed ar, Aia Ahmad alyar, ir utaba Ahmad, hahnawa ashir hat


Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract and is usually asymptomatic. However, in patients with the intestinal ascariasis, Meckel’s diverticulum may pursue a silent course or may be complicated by diverticulitis, gangrene, and perforation. Perforation due to impacted round worm bolus is a rare complication. This report presents a rare complication of Meckel’s diverticulum due to impacted round worm bolus.