Inverted Meckel’s diverticulum: a rare cause of intussusception in children


  • Sitikantha Nayak Department Of Paediatrics, AMRI Hospital , Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Baikuntha Narayan Mishra Department of Paediatric Surgery, AMRI Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Sudhansu Sekhar Patra Department of Paediatric Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Ranjit Kumar Joshi Department Of Paediatrics, AMRI Hospital , Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Prabin Prakash Pahi Department Of Paediatrics, AMRI Hospital , Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Rajlaxmi Paikray Department Of Paediatrics, AMRI Hospital , Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India



Intestinal obstruction, Inverted Meckel’s diverticulum, Intussusception, Meckel’s diverticulum


Invagination of proximal segment of intestine to distal one results in intussusceptions and is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in children. In most of the cases of intussusceptions, the cause is idiopathic in nature; the other causes may be infection, polyp or anatomical abnormalities. Occasionally, Meckel’s diverticulum may cause intussusception and inverted Meckel’s diverticulum leading to intussusceptions is very rare in children. It is difficult to diagnose inversion of Meckel’s diverticulum preoperatively. Here in we report a case of 6 yrs old male child, who was operated for intussusception and found to have inverted Meckel’s diverticulum as lead point.      


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How to Cite

Nayak, S., Mishra, B. N., Patra, S. S., Joshi, R. K., Pahi, P. P., & Paikray, R. (2020). Inverted Meckel’s diverticulum: a rare cause of intussusception in children. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 8(9), 3370–3373.



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