Introduction and importanceAmong Meckel's diverticulum (MD), the ‘Giant’ category is relatively rare. Most Giant MDs lead to complications such as torsion and diverticulitis.Presentation of caseA 20-year-old South Asian male presented with a three-day history of vomiting and left-sided abdominal pain. X-ray and ultrasound scan of the abdomen illustrated features of small bowel obstruction. He underwent laparotomy under general anaesthesia. A gangrenous, axially torsed 25-cm Giant MD with concurrent ileal compression by a mesodiverticular band was detected and diverticulectomy and segmental resection with end-to-end anastomosis of the ileum was performed. Histology revealed ectopic gastric and pancreatic tissue. He had an uneventful postoperative stay and was devoid of any surgery-related complications at one-year follow-up.Clinical discussionAdults mainly present with bowel obstruction following complicated MDs. Multiple mechanisms have been elaborated as causalities of bowel obstruction where the presence of bands of congenital or inflammatory origin, intussusception, and enteroliths are relatively common. The presence of ectopic tissue in MDs is associated with increased complications. Symptomatic MDs need resection to abate future complications such as haemorrhage and obstruction.ConclusionDespite the low diagnostic potential of clinical examination and radiological studies, a high degree of suspicion is warranted in cases of probable MD-resultant complications, where more common aetiologies have been ruled out, as delay in diagnosis and definitive surgical therapy are invariably associated with worsened morbidity and mortality. It is high time to elucidate related demographics and clinical data on Giant MDs to identify high-risk categories and develop safer follow-up protocols.

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