Synchronous Perforation of the Ileum and Meckel’s Diverticulum Due to Tuberculosis

Sanoop K. Zachariah


Perforation of the Meckel’s diverticulum due to tuberculosis is a rare phenomenon. A 45 years old male who presented with perforation peritonitis was found to have a synchronous dual perforation involving the ileum and the Meckel’s diverticulum, due to intestinal tuberculosis. In addition to this, the Meckel’s diverticulum was found to have a daughter diverticulum (diverticulum within diverticulum), which was probably pulsion or traction diverticulum as it did not have all layers of the intestinal wall. Such daughter diverticulum associated with a Meckel’s diverticulum is very unusual. All these factors make this a unique case which is hence reported here.

Gastroenterol Res. 2010;3(2):99-100


Meckel's diverticulum; Intestinal tuberculosis; Ileal perforation

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