Gastrointestinal perforation due to incarcerated Meckel's diverticulum in right femoral canal

Yagmur Y., Akbulut S. , Can M.

WORLD JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CASES, cilt.2, ss.232-234, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i6.232
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.232-234


Meckel's diverticulum is a very common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract but many cases remain asymptomatic and are diagnosed incidentally during laparoscopic or other surgical procedures. Cases of femoral hernia involving Meckel's diverticulum are rare, with less than 50 cases reported in the literature since Littre published the first description of this coincident condition over 300 years ago. While all true "Littre' s hernias" contain a Meckel's diverticulum, the involved anatomical sites are various, the most common being the inner groin (inguinal), the outer groin (femoral), and the belly button (umbilical). Complications of Littre' s hernias include incarceration, strangulation, necrosis, and perforation. Herein, we describe a case of Littre's hernia that involved an incarcerated Meckel's diverticulum in a femoral hernia that was diagnosed upon investigation of symptomology manifesting from perforation and was successfully managed by surgical resection with stapler devices. (c) 2014 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.