Catastrophic Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Always Consider Meckel’s Diverticulum

  • Filipa Pedro Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos do Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0158-4602
  • Joana Romano Serviço de Cirurgia do Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal
  • Marta Rebelo Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos do Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0920-1397
  • Rogério Matias Serviço de Cirurgia do Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal
  • Eduarda Carmo Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos do Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal

Keywords

Systemic lupus erythematous, antiphospholipid antibodies, aPTT

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum, a congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract, is asymptomatic in the majority of patients but can be associated with some complications. Gastrointestinal bleeding is one such complication and is more common in children than in adults. Despite the variety of examinations available, diagnosis can be difficult, especially in older patients, because the sensitivity of examinations decreases with patient age. Here we present the case of a young man with gastrointestinal bleeding in whom a diagnosis of Meckel’s diverticulum was made intra-operatively.

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  • Published: 2019-11-25

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    How to cite:
    Pedro, F., Romano, J., Rebelo, M., Matias, R., & Carmo, E. (2019). Catastrophic Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Always Consider Meckel’s Diverticulum. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001224