Abstract
An: 2010, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 19
Title: 

CLINICAL MANIFESTATION OF THE MECKEL DIVERTICULUM

Authors: 

      Rumina Chebac Gica, Şt. Chicoş - Emergency County Hospital „St. Andrew” Galati, General Surgery I-st Clinic
      M. Ceauşu - Emergency County Hospital „St. Andrew” Galati, Laboratory of Pathology Anatomy
      Maria Ceauşu - National Research and Development in Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, ““Victor Babes”” Bucharest
      Costinela Georgescu - Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Galati, Department of Functional Sciences
      V. Ardeleanu - Emergency County Hospital „St. Andrew” Galati, General Surgery I-st Clinic; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Galati, Department of Anatomy
      CLINICAL MANIFESTATION OF THE MECKEL DIVERTICULUM (Abstract): Meckel diverticulum represents a congenital abnormality given by the presence of the vitellus-intestinal canal duct, 20cm long, that localizes itself on the last 50-100cm of the ileal loops and can grow to a considerable size. The presence of the Meckel diverticulum is estimated between 0.14%-4% on autopsies. The risk of developing complication is estimated between 4% in the adult population and 40% in children. In most cases it’s asimptomatic, being discovered by chance, the most frequent complication being diverticulitis and following that, the perforation. In exceptional cases it can manifest with repeated abtruse haemorrhages that can determine the setting up of hypochrome anaemia, bowel obstruction, invagination, etc. Meckel diverticulum is usually rare and the complication that follow are even more rare to be met. On the other hand though, as we will present furthermore within this paper, the complications following Meckel diverticulum can be the most varied, reason for which we wished to present the 3 cases, which we thought to be the most particular, met in the last 2 years in the Surgery Clinic II Galati, direct study being the basis for this paper, objectively, clinically and paraclinically on these cases, obviously being followed up by the histopathological examination.
Key words: MECKEL DIVERTICULUM, CLINICAL MANIFESTATION
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