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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Mar;8(1):56-59. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2005.
Copyright © 2005 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Ileoileocolic Type Intussusception Presented with Hematemesis Due to Meckel's Diverticulum
Soon Ho Bae, Young Dae Kwon, Ho Seok Kang, Su Kyung Hwang,* and Joon Tae Ko
Department of Pediatrics, Sunlin Hospital, Phohang, Korea.
*Department of General surgery, Sunlin Hospital, Phohang, Korea.

Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in early childhood and characterized by periodic colicky abdominal pain or irritability, vomiting, current jelly stool, and sausage-like abdominal mass. Meckel's diverticulum is common intestinal anomaly presenting with painless rectal bleeding during first 2 year of age. It is recognized as a common leading point of intussusception in childhood. Hematemesis is the rare clinical manifestation of both intussusception and Meckel's diverticulum. A 7-year-old girl presented with hematemesis was diagnosed as having intussusception by abdominal ultrasonography. Meckel's diverticulum was the leading point of intussusception in this case.

Keywords: Intussusception; Meckel diverticulum; Hematemesis