Meckel’s diverticulum is the rare congenital anomaly in children. When inflamed, it can mimic acute appendicitis. The distal end of the Meckel’s diverticulum is usually rounded and narrow. We present a case of partially bifid Meckel’s diverticulum in a young boy who presented with features of recurrent
appendicitis. During appendectomy, a bifid Meckle’s diverticulum was found in the distal ileum. It was excised with V shaped ileal wall. Histopathology showed features of Meckel’s diverticulum without any Gastric or pancreatic tissue in mucosa. Clinicians should be wary of a bifid Meckel’s diverticulum as a
very rare anomaly that can be symptomatic mimicking appendicitis.
Dr. Thulasi Vasudevaiah
Department of Surgery, JSS Medical College & Hospital, JSS University, Mysore-4, Karnataka, India.
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