A Case Representation of Uncomplicated Bifid Meckle’s Diverticulum Mimicking Recurrent Appendicitis

A Case Representation of Uncomplicated Bifid Meckle’s Diverticulum Mimicking Recurrent Appendicitis

Meckel’s diverticulum is the rare congenital anomaly in children. When inflamed, it can mimic acute
appendicitis. The distal end of the Meckel’s diverticulum is usually rounded and narrow. We present a
case of partially bifid Meckel’s diverticulum in a young boy who presented with features of recurrent
appendicitis. During appendectomy, a bifid Meckle’s diverticulum was found in the distal ileum. It was
excised with V shaped ileal wall. Histopathology showed features of Meckel’s diverticulum without any
Gastric or pancreatic tissue in mucosa. Clinicians should be wary of a bifid Meckel’s diverticulum as a
very rare anomaly that can be symptomatic mimicking appendicitis.

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Dr. Thulasi Vasudevaiah
Department of Surgery, JSS Medical College & Hospital, JSS University, Mysore-4, Karnataka, India.

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