E-ISSN 2367-699X | ISSN 2367-7414
 

Case Report 


Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos.

Abstract
Background: Meckelís diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the small intestine, with an incidence about 2% of the population. It is asymptomatic in most cases. When symptomatic, itís most common clinical presentation is bleeding in children and intestinal obstruction in adults. Small intestinal polyps are a challenging clinical problem. They present with various symptoms and their diagnosis is difficult due to limitations in radiographic and endoscopic detection.
Case report: We present a case of a 25 Ėyears old male patient with chronic intermittent abdominal pain, who was admitted to our department for an elective laparoscopic resection of a small intestinal polyp, diagnosed via CT and MRI enterography. However, laparoscopy revealed a Meckelís diverticulum and no other pathology of the small intestine.
Conclusion: Both Meckelís diverticulum and small intestinal polyps are rare conditions and their differential diagnosis is challenging. A high clinical index of suspicion is demanded, as well as accurate radiographic and endoscopic tests in order to diagnose and therefore treat symptomatic patients.

Key words: Meckelís diverticulum, small intestine polyp, misdiagnosed Meckelís diverticulum


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Vasiliki Ziozia
Articles by Michalis Tsimaras
Articles by Napoleon Xirokostas
Articles by Stefanos Koffas
Articles by Panagiotis Prigkouris
Articles by Dimitrios Filippou
Articles by Panagiotis Skandalakis
Articles by Vasileios Komporozos
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 1568
Downloaded: 98
Cited: 0


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. Int J Surg Med. 2019; 5(2): 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp


Web Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. http://www.ejos.org/?mno=292938 [Access: December 11, 2019]. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. Int J Surg Med. 2019; 5(2): 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. Int J Surg Med. (2019), [cited December 11, 2019]; 5(2): 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp



Harvard Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos (2019) Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. Int J Surg Med, 5 (2), 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp



Turabian Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. 2019. Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 5 (2), 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp



Chicago Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. "Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2019), 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos. "Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5.2 (2019), 104-107. Print. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Vasiliki Ziozia, Michalis Tsimaras, Napoleon Xirokostas, Stefanos Koffas, Panagiotis Prigkouris, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Vasileios Komporozos (2019) Meckelís diverticulum misdiagnosed as a small intestinal polyp. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 5 (2), 104-107. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Meckels-diverticulum-misdiagnosed-as-a-small-intestinal-polyp