Meckel's diverticulum is usually asymptomatic and found in almost 2% of the population. Haemorrhage from a Meckel's diverticulum is common in children but rare in adults. Here we report a case of 20 years old male with recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. Meckel's diverticulum was diagnosed due to abnormal vascularity on mesenteric angiography and embolization was performed. Diagnosis was correlated with other radiological imaging and later elective resection was performed. This case is reported to emphasize the potential role of mesenteric angiography in the detection and management of bleeding Meckel's diverticulum and correlation with other radiological imaging.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
|Published - 2013
- Meckel's diverticulum
- Mesenteric angiography
- Recurrent gastrointestinal haemorrhage