Isolated axial volvulus of a Meckel's diverticulum

Gregory P. Moore, Frederick M. Burkle

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A 3.5-year-old boy presented twice within 36 hours to an emergency department with worsening abdominal distress. At surgery, an isolated axial volvulus of a Meckel's diverticulum was found. This finding has been reported three times in the last 20 years and has involved only adult patients. Meckel's diverticulum, although uncommon, can be extremely serious. Its presentation andpathophysiology are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal pain
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • axial volvulus
  • child
  • differential diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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