Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
Print version ISSN 0120-9957
RUIZ L, Víctor Andrés; CAMACHO O, Luis Alfonso and DIAZ T, Diana Carolina. Giant Meckels diverticula with necrosis due to axial torsion. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.4, pp. 406-408. ISSN 0120-9957.
This article presents the case of a 73 year old patient who was admitted to the hospital with acute abdominal pain. A midline laparotomy was performed in which a giant Meckels Diverticulum was found. It was complicated by necrosis of the diverticular tissue due to axial torsion over its base. This is one of the rarest complications reported in the literature.
Keywords : Meckels Diverticulum; axial torsion; necrosis.