Journal article

Perforated leiomyosarcoma of Meckel's diverticulum.

RA Jonas, RN Fraser, PS Bhathal

Aust N Z J Surg | Published : 1980


A case is reported of perforated leiomyosarcoma of Meckel's diverticulum. The patient presented with localized peritonitis which responded to antibiotic therapy, and diagnosis was not made until elective resection of a tubulovillous adenoma of the rectum which was found in the course of investigation. Although rare, leiomyosarcoma is the commonest malignant tumour of Meckel's diverticulum.

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