Foreign bodies within a Meckel's diverticulum

Arch Surg. 1992 Jul;127(7):864. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420070128023.


Although complications of Meckel's diverticula are relatively common, there has not been a reported case, to our knowledge, of foreign bodies impacted within a Meckel's diverticulum. We report herein a case of a 2-year-old child who had two pennies trapped in a Meckel's diverticulum. This case demonstrates that foreign objects in the right lower quadrant that do not progress may be impacted in a Meckel's diverticulum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Child, Preschool
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Foreign Bodies / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meckel Diverticulum / complications*
  • Meckel Diverticulum / surgery