Laparoscopic resection of complicated Meckel`s diverticulum: report of two cases

  • Ivo Soldo Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Marko Sever Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Martin Grbavac Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Iva Simovic Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sasa Palcek Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Goran Pazur Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Anamaria Soldo Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Branko Bakula Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Lucija Stojcic Department of Surgery, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: Meckel`s diverticulum, laparoscopy

Abstract

Background: Meckel`s diverticulum is a true congenital diverticulum of a small intestine. It is remnant of the omphaloenteric duct and positioned at about 50-100 cm proximal to ileocecal valve on an antimesenteric border of ileum. Meckel`s diverticulum can be found in approximately 2% of population and it is asymptomatic in most people. Most common complication is intestinal obstruction (intussusception) (36.5%), inflammation of diverticulum with or without perforation (12.7% and 7.3%) and hemorrhage from ulceration due to an ectopic gastric mucosa (11.8%).

Case study: We report two cases of complicated Meckel`s diverticulum (inflammation and hemorrhages) which were treated laparoscopically.

Conclusion: We find that laparoscopic resection of Meckel`s diverticulum with endostapler is as safe method as open resection with all already known benefits of laparoscopic surgery.

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Published
2019-11-03
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Soldo I, Sever M, Grbavac M, Simovic I, Palcek S, Pazur G, Soldo A, Bakula B, Stojcic L. Laparoscopic resection of complicated Meckel`s diverticulum: report of two cases. Acta Chir. Croat. [Internet]. 2019Nov.3 [cited 2020Sep.30];16(1):25-8. Available from: https://acc.hkd.com.hr/index.php/ACC/article/view/86
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