The role of laparoscopy in symptomatic Meckel's diverticulum

Surg Endosc. 1999 Oct;13(10):1047-9. doi: 10.1007/s004649901167.


We report two cases of symptomatic Meckel's diverticulum in adults with recurrent abdominal pain and episodes of minor lower gastrointestinal bleeding. In case 1, the diagnosis was suggested by (99m)Tc pertechnetate scan and confirmed by laparoscopy; whereas in case 2, only diagnostic laparoscopy was performed because of suspected appendicitis. A segmental small bowel resection with attached diverticulum was performed extracorporeally after exteriorization through the umbilical port site in both cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Male
  • Meckel Diverticulum / diagnosis*
  • Meckel Diverticulum / surgery
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m


  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m