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Perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum in a patient with sclerosing mesenteritis – a case report


Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare abdominal condition characterized by chronic inflammation and the fibrosis of fat tissue, typically involving the small bowel mesentery. This article presents a case of a 62-year-old patient suffering from sclerosing mesenteritis, whose disease was complicated by perforation of his Meckel’s diverticulum. Proper diagnosis of perforation was delayed due to the presence of ascites which masked signs of peritonitis. The patient was operated on and the perforated diverticulum was resected. The post-operative course was complicated by an episode of intraabdominal bleeding, however, the patient survived. The presented case is probably the first description of a perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum in a patient suffering from sclerosing mesenteritis.

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Medicine, Basic Medical Science, other, Clinical Medicine, Surgery, Public Health