Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

: 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--7

Meckel俟Q製 diverticulum-Revisited

Ajaz A Malik, Shams-ul-Bari, Khurshid A Wani, Abdul R Khaja 
 Department of General Surgery, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

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R/o: Professor Colony, Naseem Bagh, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Kashmir

Meckel俟Q製 diverticulum is a true intestinal diverticulum that results from the failure of the vitelline duct to obliterate during the fifth week of fetal development. In about 50% cases, it contains ectopic or heterotopic tissue which can be the cause of complications. A systematic review of literature was undertaken to study the history, incidence, embryoanatomy, clinical presentation, complication and management of Meckel俟Q製 diverticulum. Although Meckel俟Q製 diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, it is often difficult to diagnose. It may remain asymptomatic or it may mimic disorders such as Crohn俟Q製 disease, appendicitis and peptic ulcer disease.

How to cite this article:
Malik AA, Su, Wani KA, Khaja AR. Meckel's diverticulum-Revisited.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:3-7

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Malik AA, Su, Wani KA, Khaja AR. Meckel's diverticulum-Revisited. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];16:3-7
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