Meckel’s diverticulum and bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar: a case report

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Marco Gasparella *
Maurizio Marzaro
Mario Ferro
Carlo Benetton
Vittorina Ghirardo
Cinzia Zanatta
Francesco Zoppellaro
(*) Corresponding Author:
Marco Gasparella | marco.gasparella@unipd.it

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum is a common anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common complications of Meckel’s diverticulum are inflammation, bleeding and obstruction. We present a 12-year-old boy with bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar in a Meckel’s diverticulum. We describe diagnostic difficulties and our surgery approach comparing it to the literature.

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