Intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar induced in the Meckel's diverticulum-report of two cases

North Clin Istanb. 2022 Apr 1;9(2):180-182. doi: 10.14744/nci.2020.89656. eCollection 2022.


Meckel's diverticulum is generally asymptomatic, but it may become symptomatic due to various reasons and maybe the etiology of the acute abdominal syndrome. Bezoars are formed by the combination of non-digestible substances in the gastrointestinal tract, and which are among the rare causes of intestinal obstruction. The formation of bezoars in Meckel's diverticulum and subsequent intestinal obstruction is a rare condition. In this article, two cases with intestinal obstruction due to bezoar in Meckel's diverticulum and their surgical treatment had presented.

Keywords: Intestinal obstruction; Meckel’s diverticulum; mechanical ileus; phytobezoar.

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