A 61-year-old man presented with non-specific abdominal symptoms, including left groin pain and change in bowel habits. Investigations revealed a cystic lesion, containing numerous irregular calcifications, with the primary differential being a dermoid cyst containing teeth-like calcifications. At laparoscopy it was found to be a Meckel’s diverticulum, containing a large number of enteroliths. This case revealed the importance of considering enteroliths in patients with imaging showing intra-abdominal calcifications, and laparoscopy for diagnosis and treatment.
- general surgery
- gastrointestinal surgery
- small intestine
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Contributors RC contributed to the conception, design and drafting of the work, NA, MS and DC contributed by revising it critically for important intellectual content and final approval of the version.
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