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CASE REPORT
Meckel's diverticulum with intussusception in a 5-year-old patient with Down's syndrome
  1. Mohammed Omer Anwar1,
  2. Hamza Ibn Ahmed1,
  3. Saeed Al Hindi2,
  4. Yasser Al Omran1
  1. 1Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
  2. 2Salmaniya Medical Center, Kingdom of Bahrain
  1. Correspondence to Yasser Al Omran, y.alomran{at}smd10.qmul.ac.uk

Summary

Meckel's diverticulum is understood to be the commonest congenital malformation within the gastrointestinal tract with a prevalence of 2%, as found on autopsy studies. Although many cases are asymptomatic, complications can occur including haemorrhage, diverticulitis, chronic ulceration and intestinal obstruction. Intussusception is also a complication, but extremely rare. We present a rare case of Meckel's diverticulum causing intussusception, which was surgically resolved, in a 5-year-old girl. Our aim through this case report is to generate greater awareness of this complication and to provide some potential guidance towards its treatment.

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