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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 938346, 4 pages -

Case Report

Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, 269-01 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, 269-01 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA

Received 5 August 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Vasileios Papadopoulos

Copyright © 2015 Khalida Itriyeva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Physicians are educated with the classical teaching that symptomatic patients with Meckel’s diverticulum MD most often present with painless rectal bleeding. However, a review of the literature reveals that young patients with MD will most commonly present with signs of intestinal obstruction, an etiology not frequency considered in patients presenting to the emergency department with obstruction. We present two cases of intestinal obstruction diagnosed in our emergency department, with Meckel’s diverticulum being the etiology.





Author: Khalida Itriyeva, Matthew Harris, Joshua Rocker, and Robert Gochman

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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