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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 802743, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/802743
Case Report

Postdiverticular Stasis—Introduction of a New Etiology for Small Intestine Obstruction: A Case Series

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Received 10 May 2012; Accepted 31 May 2012

Academic Editor: Eric M. Yoshida

Copyright © 2012 Seyed Abdollah Mousavi and Hassan Karami. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. Intestinal obstruction in the setting of Meckel’s diverticulum in young age and with orange and meat bezoar is a rare, previously unreported condition. Since the obstruction point is located immediately after Meckel’s diverticulum in our patients, we attempt to introduce “localized peristalsis insufficiency” as a new etiology for small intestine obstruction while reviewing the findings of previous studies. Conclusion. Intestinal obstruction in the setting of Meckel’s diverticulum and with orange and meat bezoar is a rare, previously unreported condition. Considering the previous reports, we may present the theory of localized peristalsis insufficiency in patients with Meckel’s diverticulum.