2018, Cilt 10, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 091-094
Intestinal ınvagination due to Meckel’s diverticulum in an adult patient
Kağan Gökçe1, Cenk Yazkan1, Naki Bulut1, Cihan Aydın1, Emrah Doğan2, Serkan Akbulut3
1T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Muğla, Türkiye
2T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği, Muğla, Türkiye
3Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi , Cerrahi Onkoloji B.D., Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Intestinal Invagination, Meckel’s Diverticulum, Adult

Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. The prevalence rate in the general population is 1-3%. Meckel’s diverticulum is two times more common and symptomatic in men. Complications due to Meckel’s diverticulum are very rare in adulthood. Gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticulitis, small bowel obstruction, intussusception are complications due to Meckel’s diverticulum. It is usually detected during laparotomy with other radiological and clinical misdiagnoses. The most common complication of Meckel’s diverticulum in adults is intestinal obstruction. Only 2% of intestinal invaginations in adults are related to Meckel’s diverticulum. Simple diverticulectomy is the most appropriate surgical option. However, segmental small bowel resection may also be performed if there is ischemic findings in small bowel invagination. The aim of this case report is to present a case of invagination due to Meckel’s diverticulum in a 22 years old female patient. It should be kept in mind that Meckel’s diverticulum may be an underlying rare cause of small bowel invagination.