Postgrad Med J 54:692-693 doi:10.1136/pgmj.54.636.692
  • Research Article

Axial volvulus of Meckel's diverticulum.


Two cases of axial volvulus of a Meckel's diverticulum associated with a diverticular band are described. In both cases, the pre-operative diagnosis was of acute appendicitis. The importance of further exploration if the appendix is insufficiently inflamed to acount for the symptoms and signs is emphasized.