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Meckel Diverticulum

A bulge in the small intestine that is a remnant of the umbilical cord that persists in about 2 percent of people. It can cause bleeding or obstruction.

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(Source: NIH - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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Reviews in PubMed

Laparoscopic approach to Meckel's diverticulum. [World journal of gastroenterology : WJG. 2014]

Incidentally detected Meckel diverticulum: to resect or not to resect? [Annals of surgery. 2008]

Meckel's diverticulum-Revisited. [Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association. 2010]

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More about Meckel Diverticulum

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Also called: Meckel's diverticulum, Persistent vitelline duct, Persistent omphalomesenteric duct

Other terms to know:
Congenital, Diverticulum

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