VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 3 - 2013

Simultaneous Meckel’s diverticulitis and appendicitis: a rare complication in puerperium

  • Spiliopoulos D., Awala A.O., Peitsidis P., Foutouloglou A.
  • Original Article, 64-69
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  • We report a case of a 24-year-old woman who was delivered via cesarean section at 39 weeks and presented in the puerperium with symptoms of worsening abdominal pain and septicaemia. Preoperative ultrasonography suggested the presence of a pelvic collection. Explorative laparotomy revealed the simultaneous presence of Meckel's diverticulitis and appendicitis without bowel perforation. The patient made an uneventful recovery following small bowel resection with end to end reanastomosis and appendicectomy.

  • KEY WORDS: Pregnancy - Puerperium - Meckel's diverticulitis - Appendicitis.