Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal obstruction in third trimester of pregnancy

Farhad Anoosh, Dildeep Ambujakshan, Murali Nittala, Kalyana C. Nandipati, Ravindra Kakarla, Raza Sharrif, James Turner

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Background: Intestinal obstruction is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy. Delay in the diagnosis will lead to significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. There have been very few case reports of meckel's diverticulum as cause of intestinal obstruction in pregnancy presented with peritonitis. Case Report: We report a rare case of meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal obstruction in third trimester of pregnancy which was diagnosed and treated before bowel perforation. We will discuss the diagnostic and treatment options. Conclusions: A high index of clinical suspicion can lead to earlier diagnosis and help to keep maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality to a minimum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
Volume10
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Meckel Diverticulum
Intestinal Obstruction
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Fetal Mortality
Mothers
Morbidity
Pregnancy Complications
Peritonitis
Early Diagnosis
Pregnancy

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Anoosh, F., Ambujakshan, D., Nittala, M., Nandipati, K. C., Kakarla, R., Sharrif, R., & Turner, J. (2009). Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal obstruction in third trimester of pregnancy. American Journal of Case Reports, 10, 110-112.

Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal obstruction in third trimester of pregnancy. / Anoosh, Farhad; Ambujakshan, Dildeep; Nittala, Murali; Nandipati, Kalyana C.; Kakarla, Ravindra; Sharrif, Raza; Turner, James.

In: American Journal of Case Reports, Vol. 10, 2009, p. 110-112.

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Anoosh, F, Ambujakshan, D, Nittala, M, Nandipati, KC, Kakarla, R, Sharrif, R & Turner, J 2009, 'Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal obstruction in third trimester of pregnancy', American Journal of Case Reports, vol. 10, pp. 110-112.
Anoosh, Farhad ; Ambujakshan, Dildeep ; Nittala, Murali ; Nandipati, Kalyana C. ; Kakarla, Ravindra ; Sharrif, Raza ; Turner, James. / Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal obstruction in third trimester of pregnancy. In: American Journal of Case Reports. 2009 ; Vol. 10. pp. 110-112.
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