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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 50

of 'Approach to acute abdominal pain in pregnant and postpartum women'

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Giant Meckel's diverticulitis: a rare condition complicating pregnancy.
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Wong YS, Liu SY, Ng SS, Wong VW, Mak OS, Li JC, Lee JF
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Am J Surg. 2010;200(1):184.
 
A 33-year-old pregnant woman presented with peritonitis at the right iliac fossa. Preoperative ultrasonography identified an 8-cm tubular structure at the tender point that was mistaken as appendicitis. Emergency operation finally confirmed a 12-cm giant Meckel's diverticulum with genuine inflammation and imminent perforation. The patient made an uneventful recovery after Meckel's diverticulectomy.
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Department of Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China.
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