A case of Meckel's diverticulum is presented with a symptomatic duration of over 30 yr, eventually complicated by megaloblastic anemia. A severe ileal stenosis was associated and probably caused by the diverticulum. Dilatation and stasis in the obstructed ileal loop were the cause of bacterial overgrowth and vitamin B12 deficiency. Resection of the involved ileal segment led to complete clinical and hematological recovery.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - May 1982|