Cystic Meckel's diverticulum: A rare cause of cystic pelvic mass presenting with urinary symptoms

Oguzkurt P., Arda I., Kayaselcuk F., Barutcu Ö. , Oguzkurt L.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.36, no.12, pp.1855-1858, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/jpsu.2001.28869
  • Page Numbers: pp.1855-1858


An atypical form of Meckel's diverticulum is presented. A 5-year-old girl was admitted with recurrent urinary tract infections. Ultrasonography showed a cystic mass, which pressed and displaced the urinary bladder on its posterosuperior aspect. Laparotomy results showed a cystic mass originating from the antimesenteric border of the ileum, which was attached tightly to the urinary bladder. It was diagnosed as a cystic Meckel's diverticulum, which had undergone abscess formation with preservation of the ileal mucosa in some areas and had severe inflammatory changes on its wall. The case is unique both in the mode of presentation and type of complication. Copyright (C) 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company.