Published: 2018-07-24

T-shaped Meckel’s diverticulum: a rare anatomical variant complicating small bowel volvulus

Vergis Paul, Ramu R., Kocheril Sheryl Mathews, Ashly Thomas, Reesha P. A., Anna Matthai, Sandhya Kurup


The Meckel's diverticulum is a congenital diverticulum arising from the terminal ileum and is the unobliterated proximal portion of the vitellointestinal duct. Intestinal obstruction due to Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common presentation in adults and is the second most common presentation in children. We present a case of a 58-year-old gentleman presented with acute abdomen who was later found to have Giant T- shaped Meckel’s Diverticulum complicating small bowel volvulus on exploratory laparotomy. A T-shaped Meckel's diverticulum has not yet been described.


T-shaped Meckel’s diverticulum, Intestinal obstruction

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