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Cirugía paraguaya

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FIGUEREDO MARIN, Belinda. MECKEL’S DIVERTICULITIS PERFORATED IN AN ADULT PATIENT. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2018, vol.42, n.3, pp.36-37. ISSN 2307-0420.

The incidence of Meckel’s diverticulumis 2% in general population. Meckel’s diverticulitis in adults is an un usual complication, clinicallyin distinguishable from an acute appendicitis. We present the case ofa 19-year-old male patient, with perforated Meckel’s diverticulitis, who was admitted with a presumptive diagnosis of generalized peritonitis ofappendicular origin. An exploratory laparotomy was performed, with Meckel’s diverticulum perforated at 60cm from the ileocecal valve. Resection of the affected ileal segment and end-to-end primary anastomosis was performed. Incidental appendectomy. Cavity was hing and closure. The patient evolved with out complication suntil discharge.

Keywords : Meckel's Divertículum; Diverticulitis; Acute Appendicitis; Omphalomesenteric Duct.

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