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Softball injury causing haemoperitoneum due to ruptured Meckel's mesodiverticular band

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-7
Number of pages3
JournalNew Zealand Medical Journal
Issue number1344
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2011


A 16-year-old male sustained an intra-abdominal haemorrhage after diving for last base during a softball game. At laparotomy a ruptured patent mesodiverticular band supplying a large Meckel's diverticulum was found. Traumatic rupture of a mesodiverticular band leading to massive intra-abdominal haemorrhage is a rare event, and has never been reported as a single injury or in the context of a sport's injury.

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  • Adolescent, Baseball, Hemoperitoneum, Humans, Ileum, Male, Meckel Diverticulum, Mesenteric Arteries, Rupture, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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