Meckelís Diverticulum Enterolith: An Extremely Rare Cause of Intestinal ObstructionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Nikolaos Symeonidis,
Hippokratio General Hospital, Konstantinoupoleos 49, Thessaloniki-56224, Greece.
Meckelís diverticulum is usually asymptomatic but occasionally presents with complications. Formation of an enterolith inside a Meckelís diverticulum is very uncommon and dislodgement of such a stone causing obstruction is extremely rare. We herein present a case of a 48-year-old man who presented with small bowel obstruction. Preoperative radiologic studies revealed a stone-like lesion in the right lower quadrant. Upon laparotomy, an inflamed Meckelís diverticulum was found as well as a 2.5 cm stone obstructing the terminal ileum. The stone was removed and the diverticulum was excised. The differential diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction should include this extremely rare clinical entity especially when the combination of small bowel obstruction with radiopaque stone-like finding on preoperative x-rays is present.
Intestinal stone, Meckelitis, Small bowel obstruction.
Nikolaos Symeonidis, Athanasios Kofinas, Kyriakos Psarras, Efstathios Pavlidis, Theodoros Pavlidis. MECKELíS DIVERTICULUM ENTEROLITH: AN EXTREMELY RARE CAUSE OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 24 ]; 11:PD11-PD12. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 10, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 31, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Feb 20, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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