Saidi H., Macharia W, Atinga J. Crash and road-user characteristics in non-fatal motor vehicle collisions in Nairobi, Kenya Afr. Safety Promotion Journal 2006; 4: 50-58

Citation:
HASSAN PROFSAIDI. "Saidi H., Macharia W, Atinga J. Crash and road-user characteristics in non-fatal motor vehicle collisions in Nairobi, Kenya Afr. Safety Promotion Journal 2006; 4: 50-58.". In: Afr. Safety Promotion Journal 2006; 4: 50-58. Surgical society of Kenya; 2006.

Abstract:

Only 2% of patients with Meckel's diverticulae (MD) will manifest clinical problems. Diverticulitis occurs in approximately 10-20% of patients with symptomatic MD and more often in the elderly population. We report a case of Meckels diverticulitis presenting with perforation and mesenteric abscess in a young African man. The authors present information on diagnostic pitfalls and advise a lower threshold for consideration of MD as a differential diagnosis of acute right iliac fossa pain especially when the CT scan denotes a normal appendix in a male patient.

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