Arch Iran Med. 2012;15(5): 325-327.
PMID: 22519385
Scopus ID: 84877768628
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Case Report

A Rare Case of Perforated Meckel’s Diverticulum Presenting as a Gatrointestinal Stromal Tumor

Selim Sozen * , Ömer Tuna


Meckel's diverticulum is located on the antimesentric border of the ileum, approximately 45 to 60 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve, and results from incomplete closure of the omphalomesentric or viteline duct. Common complications presenting in adults include bleeding, obstruction, diverticulitis, and perforation. Tumors within Meckel’s diverticulum are a rare, but recognized complication.
A 62year-old woman presented with peri-umbilical pain that had localized to the right iliac fossa. On examination, she was tender in the right iliac fossa, with localized peritonism. At surgery,a perforated Meckel’s diverticulum was found that was associated with free intra-abdominal fluid and hemorrhage. A 25 mm nodule was found at the apex of Meckel's diverticulum.We resected 100 mm of the small bowel and a primary anastamosis was performed.Histopathological examination of the resected lesion revealed a mesenchymal tumor categorized as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GISTs).
GISTs arising from Meckel's diverticulum are an extremely rare, but recognized complication. Surgery is considered the standard treatment for non-metastatic GISTs with enbloc resection and clear margins.

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