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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 166-167

Mesenteric location of Meckel's diverticulum: Is it really uncommon?

1 Department of Neonatology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rashmi Ranjan Das
Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar - 751 019, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.142330

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One child aged 16 months was admitted to hospital with history of bleeding per rectum and unremarkable physical examination findings. Technetium-99 m scintigraphy scan was positive for bleeding Meckel's diverticulum. Intra-operatively, diverticulum was detected on the mesenteric border of the ileum; the antimesenteric border of ileum being normal. Since the diverticulum was located at the base of the mesentery, resection and anastomosis was preferred instead of wedge resection. Histology revealed presence of antral type gastric mucosa showing chronic peptic ulceration apart from intestinal mucosa. Patient is doing well in follow-up.

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