Phytobezoar Within Meckel’s Diverticulum Presenting With Partial Intestinal Obstruction
Introduction: Meckel’s Diverticulum (MD) affects approximately 2% of the population. Phytobezoar is defined as a vegetable and fiber-based ball in the gastrointestinal tract. We report a rare case of phytobezoar within MD presenting with partial intestinal obstruction.
Case Reports: We hereby present a 20-year-old man who referred to the Emergency Department of a hospital with a two-day history of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and constipation. He underwent a midline laparotomy with surgical exploration, which revealed an MD 60 cm proximal to ileocecal valve containing phytobezoar. Histopathology reported the extracted specimen as an MD without ectopic tissue.
Conclusion: Meckel’s diverticulum can be affected by bezoars as well as other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. We recommend that phytobezoar within MD be considered among differential diagnosis of bowel obstruction.
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