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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Acute gastrointestinal bleeding due to Meckel's diverticulum heterotopic gastric mucosa.
Incerceration of Meckel's diverticulum in an inguinal hernia.
The various reasons for intussusceptions were analysed with histopathological findings showed Meckel's diverticulum in 30 cases (50%), submucosal lymphoid hyperplasia 19 (31.9%), inflamed appendix 8 (13.3%), submucosal haematoma 1 (1.6%), polyp
Other causes were as follows: perforation of Meckel's diverticulum (8 patients, 22.8%), phytobezoar (6 patients, 17.1%), non-specific inflammation (5 patients, 14.2%), intestinal tuberculosis (3 patients, 8.5%), multiple perforations (possibly due to microembolism; one patient, 2.8%), radiation enteritis (1 patient, 2.8%), and a foreign body (fishbone; one patient, 2.8%) (Table-III) (Fig.
Double-balloon enteroscopy can be a reliable diagnostic tool for bleeding Meckel's diverticulum in children with negative Meckel's scan.
The preoperative diagnosis was either a massive Meckel's diverticulum or a small intestinal tumour.
Five minutes after injection of Tc-99m, continuous uptake was observed in the right mid-abdomen, consistents with Meckel's diverticulum [Figure 1]a, and computed tomography revealed a suspicious enhancing cystic structure at the ileum, which was also consistent with Meckel's diverticulum [Figure 1]b.
Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly in the gastrointestinal system, though being most often detected as an incidental finding.
In the published English literature, the lesion was located in the ileum in approximately 75% of pediatric patients in whom the site of the lesion was determined, and Meckel's diverticulum was identified in 16.6% of them (1-4, 7).
An uncommon location of Meckel's diverticulum or small intestine duplication?: case report and literature review.
The liver, kidney, lung, heart, spleen, bursa of Fabricius, Meckel's diverticulum, proventriculus, rectum, brain, and gizzard samples were collected and fixed in formalin.
If there is functional gastric mucosa in a Meckel's diverticulum, uptake is seen in the diverticulum at approximately the same time as the stomach mucosa is visualised.