Penetrating ectopic peptic ulcer in the absence of Meckel's diverticulum ultimately presenting as small bowel obstruction.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
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CitationWorld J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec 14;13(46):6281-3.
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology : WJG
AbstractWe report here how a heterotopic penetrating peptic ulcer progressed to cause small bowel obstruction in a patient with multiple previous negative investigations. The clinical presentation, radiographic features and pathological findings of this case are described, along with the salient lessons learnt. The added value of wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) in such circumstances is debated.