Ileo-Ileal Intussusception due to inverted meckel's diverticulum

BANLI O., Karakoyun R., Altun H.

Acta Chirurgica Belgica, vol.109, no.4, pp.516-518, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680474
  • Journal Name: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.516-518
  • Keywords: Intestinal obstruction, Intussusception, Meckel's diverticulum
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastro-intestinal tract. It is generally asymptomatic. Occasionally, it may cause some complications such as bleeding, obstruction, diverticulitis and intussusception. We present a case of a 21-year-old female with intussusception due to inverted Meckel's diverticulum. Diagnosis and therapy of inverted Meckel's diverticulum is a subject of debate because of its rarity and the limited number of reports in the literature.