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Clinical Images - (2016) Volume 4, Issue 4

Role of Laparoscopy in Complicated Meckel’s Diverticulum in Pediatrics

Hamdi Louati*, Riadh Jouini, Yosra Ben Ahmed, Awatef Charieg, Faouzi Nouira, and Said Jlidi

Department of Pediatric Surgery “B”, Children Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Corresponding Author:
Hamdi Louati
Department of Pediatric Surgery “B”
Children Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.
Tel: 0021652225719
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: October 06, 2016; Accepted Date: October 17, 2016; Published Date: October 21, 2016

Citation: Louati H, Jouini R, Ahmed YB, et al. Role of Laparoscopy in Complicated Meckel’s Diverticulum in Pediatrics. J Univer Surg. 2016, 4:4. doi: 10.21767/2254-6758.100063

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Meckel diverticulum (MD) (Figures 1 and 2) is the most widely recognized inborn variation from the norm of the Gastrointestinal system. It occurs due to non-conclusion of the omphalomesenteric channel, which should pulverize in the fifth -seventh gestational weeks. At the point when the MD is symptomatic, it may be responsible for severe episodes of intestinal bleeding, intussusception, bowel obstruction, or recurrent abdominal pain with repeated vomiting and/or nausea. Increasing number of reports on the use of laparoscopy in children with Meckel's diverticulum was observed. The purpose of this study was to review our department's experience with laparoscopy and to reiterate that laparoscopy is a viable option, even for pediatric patients with complicated Meckel diverticulum.

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Figure 1: Laparoscopic view showing Meckel Diverticulum.

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Figure 2: Trans-umbilical extraction of the Meckel Diverticulum.

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