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Perforation of Meckel’s Diverticulum by a Peanut Presenting as a Mesentery Abscess

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Chia-Hung Su 1 , Jui-Ying Lee 2 , Yu-Tang Chang 3 , *

How to Cite: Su C, Lee J, Chang Y. Perforation of Meckel’s Diverticulum by a Peanut Presenting as a Mesentery Abscess, Iran J Pediatr. 2013 ; 23(2):223-225.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 23 (2); 223-225
Published Online: January 12, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 04, 2011
Accepted: January 13, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum by a foreign body in children is rarely reported and is usually associated with localized or generalized fibropurulent peritonitis.
Case Presentation: The authors encountered such a case in a 4-year-old boy with perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum by a piece of peanut presenting as a mesentery abscess. The diverticulum was wide-based and histology showed a transmural perforation at the tip of the diverticulum.
Conclusion: Local inflammation due to irritation of the foreign body and progressive pressure necrosis at the tip of the diverticulum may be the pathogenesis of mesentery abscess. A search of the English literature did not reveal any similar case.

 

Keywords

Meckel's Diverticulum Peanuts Intestinal Perforation Mesentery Abscess

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