Meckel's diverticulum


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Noun1.Meckel's diverticulum - a congenital diverticulum in the ileum resulting from incomplete closure of the yolk sacMeckel's diverticulum - a congenital diverticulum in the ileum resulting from incomplete closure of the yolk sac
diverticulum - a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
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A Meckel's diverticulum, polyp, tumor, hematoma, or vascular malformation can act as a lead point for intussusception.
4,5) However, false positives have been reported in cases of Meckel's diverticulum and ovarian torsion.
Keywords: Appendicitis, Meckel's Diverticulum, Perforation, Foreign body.
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine and it is caused by an incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct/omphalomesenteric duct.
Diverticuli are usually multiple, in contrast to the congenital Meckel's diverticulum.
3%), volvulus in 3 (2%), Meckel's diverticulum in 1 (0.
The small intestines were divided into three parts: duodenum (from the gizzard outlet to the end of the pancreaticloop), jejunum (from the pancreatic loop to Meckel's diverticulum), and ileum (from Meckel's diverticulum to the ileo-caeco-colic junction) (Giannenas et al.
Intussusception typically occurs between the ages of 6 months and 3 years and is a result of underlying pathology such as Meckel's diverticulum, intestinal duplication cysts, polyps and intestinal malignancy.
Here, a case of an intestinal duplication cyst that was misdiagnosed as Meckel's diverticulum is reported.
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.
Although Meckel's diverticulum as a cause of knotting of ileum has been reported in the literature, knotting by inflamed appendix is extremely rare and very few cases have been reported.