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Complicated Meckel diverticulum in a 15-year-old boy

Swickard, Amanda PA-C; Grosel, John M. MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: November 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 11 - p 1–4
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000502860.28599.8f
Case Report

ABSTRACT Meckel diverticulum is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) anomaly, occurring in 2% of the population. This condition often presents symptomatically similar to acute appendicitis in children. The most common presentation is GI hemorrhage, followed closely by obstruction due to intussusception. Laparoscopy is the standard in both diagnosing and treating a complicated Meckel diverticulum.

At the time this article was written, Amanda Swickard was a student in the PA program at Marietta (Ohio) College. She now practices trauma surgery at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. John M. Grosel is a radiologist at Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, Inc., and an associate professor in the PA program at Marietta College. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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