Abstract:

Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the small bowel; it occurs in approximately 2% of the population. Complications of Meckel’s diverticulum include hemorrhage, usually associated with heterotopic tissue within the diverticulum, intussusception, development of benign or malignant neoplasms, and inflammation. Formation of one or more enteroliths within a diverticulum is rare. An extremely rare complication is mechanical small bowel obstruction secondary to extrusion of an enterolith from a Meckel’s diverticulum (Meckel’s stone ileus). A case of Meckel’s stone ileus is described herein, with a review of the literature of this extremely rare complication.

Rudge, , , , , , , , (1992). Meckel’s stone ileus.¬†Military medicine, 1992 Feb;157(2):98-100.¬†https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1603394