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Not Just Painless Bleeding: Meckel's Diverticulum as a Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction in Children-Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

Not Just Painless Bleeding: Meckel's Diverticulum as a Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction in Children-Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

Case Reports in Emergency Medicine 2015: 938346

Physicians are educated with the classical teaching that symptomatic patients with Meckel's diverticulum (MD) most often present with painless rectal bleeding. However, a review of the literature reveals that young patients with MD will most commonly present with signs of intestinal obstruction, an etiology not frequency considered in patients presenting to the emergency department with obstruction. We present two cases of intestinal obstruction diagnosed in our emergency department, with Meckel's diverticulum being the etiology.

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PMID: 26788380

DOI: 10.1155/2015/938346

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