Axial Torsion of Meckel’s Diverticulum: A Rare Case Report PD05-PD06
Dr. Sandesh Vithal Parab,
D/606, Sai Asha CHS, Gavanpada, Mulund East, Mumbai-400081, Maharashtra, India.
Meckel's Diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of gastrointestinal tract, occurring in 2% of the population. It is a true diverticulum and histologically all four intestinal layers are present within MD. There are various complications related to a Meckel’s diverticulum, including haemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, inflammation and perforation. Axial torsion followed by gangrene of MD is the rarest of the complications that have been reported. The exact mechanism for torsion is unclear. Preoperative diagnosis of torsion of MD is difficult and often confused with appendicitis as pain is usually localized to right lower quadrant. Radiological investigations do not provide much help in diagnosis. We report a case of axial torsion of MD presenting as acute abdomen in an 11-year-old female patient. The diagnostic laparoscopy was performed. Confirmatory diagnosis and further surgical management was done by exploratory laparotomy under general anaesthesia.