Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Feb 27, 2016; 8(2): 169-172
Published online Feb 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i2.169
Laparoscopic surgery for small-bowel obstruction caused by Meckel’s diverticulum
Takatsugu Matsumoto, Motoki Nagai, Daisuke Koike, Yukihiro Nomura, Nobutaka Tanaka
Takatsugu Matsumoto, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi 321-0293, Japan
Motoki Nagai, Daisuke Koike, Yukihiro Nomura, Nobutaka Tanaka, Department of Surgery, Asahi General Hospital, Chiba 289-2511, Japan
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the acquisition of data, writing, and revision of this manuscript.
Supported by Department of General Surgery, Asahi General Hospital, I-1326, Asahi-shi, Chiba, Japan.
Institutional review board statement: This case report was exempt from the Institutional Review Board standards at Asahi General Hospital in Chiba, Japan.
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Correspondence to: Takatsugu Matsumoto, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, 880, Kitakobayashi, Mibu, Tochigi 321-0293, Japan.
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Received: April 22, 2015
Peer-review started: April 30, 2015
First decision: June 24, 2015
Revised: October 8, 2015
Accepted: November 3, 2015
Article in press: November 4, 2015
Published online: February 27, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) is a rare innate anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract caused by incomplete obliteration of the omphalomesenteric duct. It sometimes causes small bowel obstruction. However, as it symptoms are so non-specific, it may be difficult to make a correct diagnosis without exploratory laparotomy. This is a successful case of small-bowel obstruction caused by MD that was diagnosed preoperatively using multi-dimensional contrast-enhanced computed tomography and treated by elective laparoscopic surgery.