Case ReportsMeckel's Diverticulitis in an Elderly Man Diagnosed by Computed TomographyNagler, Jerry M.D.; Clarke, James L. M.D.; Albert, Steven A. M.D.Author Information From the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine and Departments of Surgery and Radiology, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus, New York, NY. Address correspondence to Dr. Jerry Nagler, 407 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: January 2000 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 87-88 Buy SDC Abstract Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. Complications most frequently arise in children younger than 2 years who present with gastrointestinal bleeding. The diagnosis is usually made via radionuclide scintigraphy or intraoperatively. The authors report a 71-year-old man who developed a sudden onset of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, without bleeding, and was diagnosed as having Meckel's diverticulitis via computed tomography. The presence of Meckel's diverticulitis was confirmed at surgery. Complications of a Meckel's diverticulum must be considered at any age. Computed tomography is another modality that may be helpful in the preoperative diagnosis. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.