The literature on Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of intestinal hemorrhage was briefly reviewed by Abt and Strauss,1 and three cases were reported. In the discussion of this paper, five additional cases were cited. The important feature in all but two of the foregoing cases was bleeding from the rectum. Ulceration of the mucosa of the diverticulum was usually the origin of the bleeding. In few of these cases was the diagnosis made before the operation. Because of the rarity of this condition, its relative seriousness and the necessity for immediate operation, this case is reported.
REPORT OF CASE
A boy, aged 6 years, was referred to the hospital because of bleeding from the rectum. Seven months previously, he had been bunted in the abdomen and knocked down by a cow. There had not been any evidence of injury. One month later, he had been struck in the right