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Meckel diverticulum

Friday 21 May 2004

Images

- Meckel diverticulum : macroscopy

- Meckel diverticulum with heterotopic gastric mucosa

Associations

- carcinoid tumor in Meckel diverticula (3056140)

Complications

- MD there is approximately a 4% risk of developing complications.
- bleeding (with/without ectopic gastric mucosa) (19317929)
- intussusception
- obstruction due to a mesodiverticular band
- volvulus
- herniation
- Meckel diverticulum torsion
- intestinal ntussusception on Meckel diverticulum
- Meckel diverticulum ischemia by thromboembolism (19732220)
- Meckel diverticulum axial torsion and ischemic necrosis (gangrene) (19278165, 19534380, 18959721, 16968199, 16680236, 15030041, 12222911, 9707071)
- acute necrotizing Meckel diverticulitis due to biliary enterolithiasis (9845616, 7560331)
- small bowel strangulation by encirclement of the small bowel by a long Meckel diverticulum and infarction (8930046, 18449970)
- primary ascaridial perforations of Meckel diverticulum (2258213)
- acute inflammation of pancreatic tissue in a Meckel diverticulum (7139421)
- gangrene of Meckel diverticulum in pregnancy due to iron tablet (4809806)

Videos

- Laparoscopic Meckel diverticulectomy

See also

- digestive malformations
- omphalomesenteric duct remnants

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