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  • Meckel's diverticulum and the eponymous legend. [Journal Article]
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019; 87(2):451-455Ivatury RR
  • Johann Friedrich Meckel (1781-1833) was a 19th century anatomist born into an eminent dynasty. He was a professor of anatomy, pathology, and zoology at the University of Halle, in Central Germany. The diverticulum, a congenital remnant of the vitellointestinal duct was named after him. Other eponyms include Meckel's cartilage, Meckel syndrome, and Meckel-Serres law of recapitulation. His concepts…
  • Umbilical cord anomalies: antenatal ultrasound findings and postnatal correlation. [Case Reports]
    BMJ Case Rep 2018; 2018Kong CKY, Zi Xean K, … Chandran S
  • Umbilical cord anomalies are rare. The differential diagnosis for a cystic structure around the umbilical cord and its insertion include pseudocyst, omphalomesenteric duct cyst, haemangioma, omphalocele or anterior abdominal wall defects. Although cord anomalies can be detected through antenatal ultrasound scans (US), very often a definitive diagnosis cannot be made. This may affect the managemen…
  • Meckel's Diverticulitis Masquerading as Acute Pancreatitis: A Diagnostic Dilemma. [Case Reports]
    Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21(11):789-792Darlington CD, Anitha GFS
  • Meckel's diverticulum is a remnant of the proximal part of the vitellointestinal duct and is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. It may either remain asymptomatic or present with myriad of clinical presentations. Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common presentation in children whereas it is intestinal obstruction in the case of adults. We report a 9-year-old boy…
  • A rare case report of patent vitellointestinal duct causing bowel obstruction in an adult. [Journal Article]
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2017; 39:231-234Bhandari TR, Shahi S, … Pandey S
  • CONCLUSIONS: Diagnosing and management of cause of intestinal obstruction in patients without history of abdominal surgery is very challenging. Early resuscitation and timely surgical intervention of intestinal obstruction due to a rare patent vitellointestinal duct can be life-saving measure.The patent vitellointestinal duct is an uncommon entity in adults and moreover this disorder leading to intestinal obstruction is very rare. Surgeons should be aware of this infrequent cause of small bowel obstruction to allow for early diagnosis and to facilitate better patient outcomes.
  • Angiographic diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum in an adult patient with negative scintigraphy. [Journal Article]
    J Radiol Case Rep 2017; 11(3):22-29Kovacs M, Botstein J, Braverman S
  • A Meckel's diverticulum was diagnosed by mesenteric angiography in a 34 year-old patient who presented with hematochezia and dropping hemoglobin. The case demonstrates the challenges often encountered in workup of occult gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and shows that angiographic diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum is possible, even in the absence of angiographic evidence of active extravasation. …
  • Patent Vitellointestinal Duct with Patent Urachus Presenting as Umbilical Discharge. [Case Reports]
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017; 11(3):PD01Walia DS, Singla A, … Kaur R
  • Patent urachus with patent vitellointestinal duct is a rare combination to present in the same patient. We present a rare case of one year old male child with such a condition presenting with complaint of discharge from umblicus along with severe anaemia and an umblical granuloma. On exploratory laparotomy, patent tracts joining umblicus to ileum and umblicus to apex of urinary bladder were found…
  • Two Cases of Massively Prolapsed Patent Vitellointestinal Duct. [Case Reports]
    APSP J Case Rep 2017 Mar-Apr; 8(2):12Singh S, Chaubey D, … Singh G
  • Patent vitellointestinal duct (PVID) is a benign congrnital anomaly ususally presenting with fecal discharge from the umbilicus. In this report, we describe two cases of PVID presented with massive bowel prolapse through the PVID and signs of intestinal obstruction. Surgery revealed prolapse of the ileal intussusceptum through the PVID. Both of the babies were sucssesfully managed with surgery.
  • Distinct Presentations of Hernia of Umbilical Cord. [Review]
    J Neonatal Surg 2016 Oct-Dec; 5(4):53Mirza B, Ali W
  • Hernia of umbilical cord is a well-known entity which presents with herniation of small bowel into the proximal part of umbilical cord. It has very good prognosis after surgical repair. Occasionally, it can have distinct presentations and varied malformations at the umbilicus which have bearing on the course of treatment and final outcome. Herein, we describe various presentations and malformatio…
  • Fibrofatty Band-Associated Small Bowel Obstruction After Marathon Running. [Case Reports]
    ACG Case Rep J 2016; 3(4):e145Pembroke T, Sunder Raj L
  • We report a 57-year-old man who developed subacute small bowel obstruction after running a marathon. A fibrofatty band was identified restricting the terminal ileum upon subsequent imaging. Surgical division of the band resulted in complete resolution of the patient's symptoms. Fibrofatty bands are embryonic remnants of the vitellointestinal duct and have not previously been reported to cause sma…
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