Goldsmith E, Gotfried E. Meckel's diverticulum: report of two cases and review of the literature. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1990;90(5):451. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19184.108.40.2061.
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Meckel's diverticulum is considered the most common diverticulum of the small intestine. Of the various complications associated with this condition, intestinal obstruction is one of the most common. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are essential. Resection of the obstructing element is the treatment of choice. The authors report on their recent experience with two patients with Meckel's diverticulum, both of whom had intestinal obstruction as the presenting complication. The authors discuss the etiology and various complications of Meckel's diverticulum and present information on the frequency of associated mortality and morbidity.
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