The management of Meckel diverticulum found unexpectedly during an abdominal operation remains controversial. Most published reports have included only patients undergoing diverticulectomy or bowel resection through laparotomy. We report a case of a carcinoid tumor in a Meckel's diverticulum which was incidentally detected and removed during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Although there is no compelling evidence in the literature to recommend prophylactic diverticulectomy, laparoscopic stapled resection represents a viable and safe approach in healthy individuals undergoing elective surgery for other purposes.
|Titolo:||Laparoscopic resection for incidentally detected Meckel diverticulum|
|Autori interni:||BONA, DAVIDE (Primo)|
BONAVINA, LUIGI (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3748/wjg.14.4961|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|