RICHARD A. KIRKPATRICK, M.D.
To the editor: Surgical excision of Meckel's diverticulum in patients in whom it is the site of gastrointestinal bleeding is curative; however, occasionally, patients cannot tolerate surgery for reasons such as receńt myocardial infarction, severe pulmonary disease, or advanced age. The patient described below had other reasons for avoiding surgery. Nonetheless, his case shows a successful medical approach to the management of Meckel's diverticulum.
A 27-year-old logger and trapper came to our office complaining of abdominal pain. His general practitioner had ordered a complete series of gastrointestinal roentgenograms, an oral cholecystogram, an abdominal sonogram, and a wide variety of blood
KIRKPATRICK RA. Cimetidine and Meckel's Diverticulum. Ann Intern Med. ;88:846–847. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-6-846_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(6):846-847.
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