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Acute abdomen in children: a continuous challenge. Two cases report: Meckel’s Diverticulum with Small Bowel Volvolus and Internal Herniation related to Epiploic Appendagitis mimicking acute appendicitis

M. Gasparella, M. Ferro, M. Marzaro, C. Benetton, C. Zanatta, F. Zoppellaro
  • M. Ferro
    UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica ULSS 9 di Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • M. Marzaro
    UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica ULSS 9 di Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • C. Benetton
    UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica ULSS 9 di Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • C. Zanatta
    UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica ULSS 9 di Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • F. Zoppellaro
    UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica ULSS 9 di Treviso, Treviso, Italy

Abstract

Acute abdomen is a continuous clinical challenge in pediatric age. The aim of our study is to describe two pediatric rare cases: the first case is a small bowel volvolus related to Meckel’s diverticulum confused with an intestinal intussusception; the second an internal herniation related to epiploic appendagitis with intestinal obstruction mimic acute appendicitis in two years old children. We review the current literature. Keywords: Pediatric, Caecal appendagitis, appendices epiploicae, acute abdomen, Meckel’s Diverticulum, Small Bowel Obstruction, Volvolus, Internal hernia, Appendicitis.

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Pediatric, Caecal appendagitis, appendices epiploicae, acute abdomen, Meckel’s Diverticulum, Small Bowel Obstruction, Volvolus, Internal hernia, Appendicitis

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