Karatepe O, Adas G, Altıok M, Ozcan D, Kamali S, Karahan S. Meckel’s diverticulum manifested by a subcutaneous abscess. World J Gastroenterol 2009; 15(48): 6123-6125
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Oguzhan Karatepe, Gokhan Adas, Merih Altıok, Sedat Kamali, Servet Karahan, Department of General Surgery, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul 34715, Turkey
Deniz Ozcan, Department of Pathology, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul 34715, Turkey
Author contributions: Karatepe O designed the research; Adas G performed the research; Kamali S, Altıok M, Karahan S and Ozcan D analyzed the data; and Karatepe O wrote the paper.
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Received: November 17, 2009 Revised: November 23, 2009 Accepted: November 30, 2009 Published online: December 28, 2009
This case report describes an extremely rare complication of a Meckel’s diverticulum: enterocutaneous fistula of the diverticulum. The presence of Meckel’s diverticulum is a well known entity, but subcutaneous perforation of the diverticulum is very rare. Here we report the case of a patient with the complaint of a right lower quadrant abscess, preoperatively diagnosed as enterocutaneous fistula, which was determined intraoperatively to be a fistula resulting from Meckel’s diverticulum.