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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Mar;9(1):75-79. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2006.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2006.9.1.75
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Intussusception Caused by Meckel's Diverticulum with Heterotopic Pancreatic and Gastric Tissues
Mi Jin Kim, Jae Young Kim, Ji Young Sul,* and Dae Young Kang
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
*Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract

Intussusception is a frequent cause of intestinal obstruction in early childhood and most are idiopathic in origin. In a minority of cases a definite pathological lead point is identified by imaging studying or during surgery. As the pathologic lead point of intussusception, Meckel's diverticulum is the most common lesion. In symptomatic patients, 40~60% of Meckel's diverticulum contain ectopic tissue, with gastric mucosa being far the most common type. A few Meckel's diverticulum contain pancreatic tissue. Combined heterotopic pancreatic and gastric tissues in the Meckel's diverticulum especially causing intussusception is extremely rare. We report the case of 5-year-old girl with an intussusception caused by Meckel's diverticulum containing both heterotopic gastric and pancreatic tissues.

Keywords: Intussusception; Meckel's diverticulum; Heterotopic gastric and pancreatic tissues