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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Heterotopic Pancreas and Gastric Mucosa in Meckel's Diverticulum: A Rare Cause of Bowel Obstruction. Our Experience and a Brief Literature Review: A Case Report

Paolo Locurto, Salvatore Fazzotta, Ilenia Gregoria Forbice, Marco Airò Farulla, Giovanni Salvatore Urrico, Giovanni Ciaccio

Keywords : Bowel obstruction, Case report, Ectopic gastric mucosa, Heterotopic pancreas, Meckel's diverticulum

Citation Information : Locurto P, Fazzotta S, Forbice IG, Farulla MA, Urrico GS, Ciaccio G. Heterotopic Pancreas and Gastric Mucosa in Meckel's Diverticulum: A Rare Cause of Bowel Obstruction. Our Experience and a Brief Literature Review: A Case Report. World J Lap Surg 2023; 16 (2):97-100.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1578

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The triad of heterotopic pancreas and gastric mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum is an extremely rare condition. It is usually asymptomatic and often diagnosed only during surgery or diagnostic examinations for other diseases. Since it has no symptoms, it is found incidentally when the complications onset. We describe a case of Meckel's diverticulum with heterotopic pancreas and gastric mucosa who presented with a bowel obstruction in a patient with mental disability.

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