Perforated leiomyosarcoma of Meckel's diverticulum: Report of a case

Citation
M. Nishibe et al., Perforated leiomyosarcoma of Meckel's diverticulum: Report of a case, SURG TODAY, 31(2), 2001, pp. 163-165
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
SURGERY TODAY-THE JAPANESE JOURNAL OF SURGERY
ISSN journal
0941-1291 → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
163 - 165
Database
ISI
SICI code
0941-1291(2001)31:2<163:PLOMDR>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
We report herein a case of leiomyosarcoma of Meckel's diverticulum which pr esented as a rare manifestation of perforation. A previously healthy 63-yea r-old man was referred to the Tetsujinkai Eniwa hospital following the sudd en development of acute abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography revea led a solid mass in the pelvic cavity, and an emergency operation was perfo rmed under a provisional diagnosis of peritonitis associated with a pelvic tumor. A perforated tumoral mass was found in Meckel's diverticulum. Segmen tal resection of the ileum, including the tumor-bearing diverticulum, was p erformed along with regional lymph node dissection. Histologic examination revealed the lesion to be leiomyosarcoma.