Complicated Meckel's Diverticulum in Pediatrics: Role of Laparoscopy—Two Rare Cases

Palanivelu, Chinnusamy; Jategaonkar, Priyadarshan Anand; Rangarajan, Muthukumaran
April 2009
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques;Apr2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p245
Academic Journal
Meckel's diverticula are mostly asymptomatic. Even complicated disease is hardly diagnosed preoperatively and hence met with fatal outcomes, if not intervened on immediately. In this paper, we present 2 pediatric cases with complicated Meckel's diverticula that were diagnosed and successfully treated by the totally laparoscopic approach. To the best of our knowledge such cases have not been reported in the literature, so far. Nevertheless, we caution about keeping a high index of suspicion for diagnosing such pediatric cases and stress the need for an early laparoscopy in them.


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