Laparoscopic approach for removing a coin trapped in Meckel's diverticulum


KARADENİZ CERİT K. , Kalyoncu A., ERBARUT SEVEN İ. , KIYAN G. , Dagli T. E.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.23, no.5, pp.438-440, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjtes.2016.13265
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-440

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in children. Most of these foreign bodies spontaneously pass through the gastrointestinal tract. When there is a persistent foreign body in the abdomen, it is impossible to make a diagnosis without exploration. We herein present the case of a child who was admitted to our hospital with a coin trapped in Meckel's diverticulum and our laparoscopic approach in this case. The diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum should be considered when there is a prolonged lodgment of a foreign body in the right lower quadrant, and the laparoscopic approach is the preferred choice in these cases.