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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-119

Meckel's diverticulum strangulated in an umbilical hernia

1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, CHU Tokoin, BP 57 Lome, TOGO
2 Department of Visceral Surgery, CHU Tokoin, BP 57 Lome, TOGO

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Akakpo-Numado Gamedzi Komlatse
08 BP 80025 Lomé 8, TOGO

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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.54779

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Background: Strangulated Meckel's diverticulum (MD) in an umbilical hernia (UH) is a rare event. We present herein a case of strangulated MD in UH in a child. Case Report: An 18-month girl was admitted with clinical features suggesting upper intestinal strangulation since seven days. Many attempts of reduction were done before admission. She was resuscitated and had exploratory laparotomy, which revealed the hernia sac containing a completely gangrenous MD. She had bowel resection and had an uneventful postoperative period. Conclusion: An MD may be the content of a strangulated UH. Bowel resection of the segment bearing the diverticulum is advisable if the latter is gangrenous.

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