Saidi HS, Macharia WM, Atinga JEO Outcome for hospitalized road trauma patients at a tertiary hospital in Kenya. Eur. J. Trauma; 2005; 31: 401-6

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HASSAN PROFSAIDI. "Saidi HS, Macharia WM, Atinga JEO Outcome for hospitalized road trauma patients at a tertiary hospital in Kenya. Eur. J. Trauma; 2005; 31: 401-6.". In: Eur. J. Trauma; 2005; 31: 401-6. Surgical society of Kenya; 2005.

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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