July 1992

Foreign Bodies Within a Meckel's Diverticulum

Author Affiliations

From the General Surgery Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash (Dr Velanovich); the Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital, Seattle, Wash (Drs Ledbetter, McGahren, and Schaller); and the Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle (Dr Nuchtern).

Arch Surg. 1992;127(7):864. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420070128023

• Although complications of Meckel's diverticula are relatively common, there has not been a reported case, to our knowledge, of foreign bodies impacted within a Meckel's diverticulum. We report herein a case of a 2-year-old child who had two pennies trapped in a Meckel's diverticulum. This case demonstrates that foreign objects in the right lower quadrant that do not progress may be impacted in a Meckel's diverticulum.

(Arch Surg. 1992;127:864)