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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Patients that presented with a complication from a Meckel diverticulum and underwent surgery had mortality, morbidity, and long-term complication rates of 2%, 12%, and 7%, whereas patients that had an incidental diverticulectomy had corresponding rates of 1%, 2%, and 2%, respectively.
In addition, because Meckel diverticula were removed rather than followed over the long-term, we are left wondering what happens to patients with a Meckel diverticulum left in situ?
Meckel diverticulum is uncommon in-and-of-itself, but it is associated with unusual complications and presents a life-time risk, and therefore, should be removed incidentally.
Discussion of Meckel diverticulum begins early in the career of physicians.
Forty-seven adult patients underwent surgical removal of a Meckel diverticulum between 1992 and 2002.
4-6) An additional 8 years after Deetz's discovery, Gramen described a clinical picture of Meckel diverticulum similar to appendicitis.