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American Journal of the Medical Sciences:
doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181dfbb94
Case Report

A Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in Meckel Diverticulum in an 86-Year-Old Patient.

Dogrul, Ahmet Bulent MD; Kilic, Yusuf Alper MD; Onurdag, Fatih MD; Onder, Sevgen MD; Tirnaksiz, Mehmet B. MD; Abbasoglu, Osman MD

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Abstract

Meckel diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its prevalence is approximately 2% of the general population. Complications because of Meckel diverticula are rare and almost nil beyond the age of 40 years. This report details the case of an 86-year-old patient with Meckel diverticulum that perforated because of a tumoral lesion at its apex, also known as volvulus of Meckel diverticulum.

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