SYMPTOMATIC MECKELS DIVERTICULUM IN THE NEWBORN: REVIEW OF THE LITERATUREJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-10
Authors : Hind Cherrabi;
Page : 94-101
Keywords : Newborn Meckel Diverticulum Symptomatic Omphalo-Mesenteric Duct Obstruction Perforation;
Meckels diverticulum accounts for 2 to 3% of gastrointestinal tract malformations in children. It is a distal remnant of the incompletely obliterated omphalo mesenteric duct that occurs at 4 weeks gestation, and is located approximately 40 to 60 cm from the last ileal loop. In the majority of cases, its presentation is asymptomatic and discovery is incidental. The symptomatic form represents 4% and is rare in children, including bleeding, occlusion, inflammation and intermittent umbilical oozing. The symptomatic form is exceptional in newborns. This work is a descriptive study of the literature regarding reported cases of newborns diagnosed with symptomatic Meckels diverticulum either as a picture of intestinal obstruction or by spontaneous perforation of the DM The objective of our study is to describe the cases of newborns operated in emergency for symptomatic Meckels diverticulum and to evaluate the surgical management.
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