Gastrointestinal pathology: Small intestine: Intussusception of Meckels diverticulum

01 March 2012
Presented by Simon Cross


Intussusception of a Meckel's diverticulum


A 1940 operative resection specimen from a boy of ten years. Who had acute abdominal pain at noon, vomiting twice and having two rather loose stools without blood, during the afternoon. There was tenderness in the right iliac fossa, but no palpable mass. Pulse and temperature were normal. Operation revealed a curved mass within the caecum and the neck of an intussusception just proximal to this. Resection was effected, as the viability of the bowel was thought to be questionable. Uneventful recovery followed.


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