Internal hernia associated with perforated Meckel's diverticulum

Vanessa W. Hui, Jacqueline Tsai, Nirmal Gokarn, Mindy B. Statter

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Internal hernia resulting from a perforated Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is an extremely rare complication of MD. A child presenting with signs of obstruction and concomitant sepsis is typically presumed to have perforated acute appendicitis, until proven otherwise intra-operatively. The following case illustrates the importance of recognizing the need for emergent surgery when confronted with an acute abdomen of uncertain etiology and maintaining a broad differential whilst doing so.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-53
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Internal hernia
  • Key words Meckel's diverticulum
  • Obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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