A Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in Meckel Diverticulum in an 86-Year-Old Patient

DOĞRUL A. B., Kilic Y. A., Onurdag F., Onder S., Tirnaksiz M. B., Abbasoglu O.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.340, no.2, pp.156-157, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Meckel diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its prevalence is approximately 2% of the general population. Complications because of Meckel diverticula are rare and almost nil beyond the age of 40 years. This report details the case of an 86-year-old patient with Meckel diverticulum that perforated because of a tumoral lesion at its apex, also known as volvulus of Meckel diverticulum.