Case Reports : Meckel's diverticulum found on virtual capsule endoscopy
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A healthy 39-year-old Caucasian male presented to an emergency department with three episodes of hematochezia over two days, along with a syncopal episode and diaphoresis. An upper endoscopy revealed mild esophagitis and a non-bleeding erosion in the duodenal bulb, and colonoscopy was unrevealing. Capsule endoscopy revealed an ulcerated diverticulum in the ileum (Figure A). A subsequent Meckel's scan (Figure B) with single photon emission computed tomography and pre-administration of cimetidine demonstrated activity in the right lower quadrant, likely in the ileum (, which indicated a Meckel's diverticulum (MD). He underwent a laparoscopic small bowel resection of the affected portion of the ileum, which on pathology was consistent with MD (Figures C and D).