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January 1980

Hemorrhage From a Meckel's DiverticulumOne Case With Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa Treated With Cimetidine

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From Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, Ala.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(1):83-84. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380010069015

• The first known use of the H2-receptor antagonist cimetidine (Tagamet) in a case of a Meckel's diverticulum containing heterotopic gastric mucosa with ileal ulceration and hemorrhage is reported. The interim use of cimetidine facilitated the performance of elective diverticulectomy for the indication of lifethreatening hemorrhage.

(Arch Surg 115:83-84, 1980)