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July 1992

Foreign Bodies Within a Meckel's Diverticulum

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)