Meckel's diverticulum


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Meckel's diverticulum

[′mek·əlz ‚dī·vər′tik·yə·ləm]
(embryology)
The persistent blind end of the yolk stalk forming a tube connected with the lower ileum.
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Meckel's diverticulum is one of the most common birth defects of the gastrointestinal tract, occurring in one out of every 50 people.
Meckel's diverticulum is a remnant of omphalomesenteric or vitelline duct [7].
Martin JP, Connor PD, Charles K Meckel's diverticulum and its complications.
On a CT scan, a Meckel's diverticulum typically appears as a blind-ending pouch located in the midline or in the right lower quadrant, containing air and fluid or particulate matter.
Complicated Meckel's diverticulum and appendicitis may require abdominal ultrasound or computed tomography for diagnosis.
In patients younger than 40, however, small bowel cancer, Meckel's diverticulum, polyposis syndrome, and Crohn's disease are often found.
Calculi in a Meckel's diverticulum located in the left lumbar region have not been reported, but we describe such a case.
A nonperforated, noninflamed Meckel's diverticulum was removed by laparotomy.
The point of transition was the mid ileum with a wide neck Meckel's diverticulum, containing some metallic balls.
This article describes the clinical presentation, epidemiology, and imaging findings of 5 GI emergencies that require surgical intervention: Malrotation and midgut volvulus; intussusception; hypertrophic pyloric stenosis; appendicitis; and Meckel's diverticulum.
Intraluminal thrombus and bowel obstruction in acute leukemia due to bleeding Meckel's diverticulum.
1,2) More than 80% of cases in adults have a known cause, the most common being neoplasm, malignant more common than benign, followed by idiopathic, postoperative complications and adhesions, Meckel's diverticulum, foreign body, inflammation, lymphoid hyperplasia, and celiac disease.