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Clin Imaging. 2014 Sep-Oct;38(5):557-64. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.04.020. Epub 2014 May 15.

Imaging of Meckel's diverticulum in adults: pictorial essay.

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1
Department of Radiology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134, USA. Electronic address: james.clark@med.navy.mil.
2
Department of Radiology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134, USA.
3
Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, USA.

Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. It is usually asymptomatic but may present with complications of acute diverticular inflammation, ulceration, hemorrhage, small bowel obstruction, perforation, retained foreign bodies, enterolith formation, and neoplasm development. Thus, the preoperative radiological diagnosis is crucial for proper management of the patients. This article reviews the anatomic and clinical features of Meckel's and describes the role of imaging in the detection of Meckel's and evaluation of its associated pathological processes.

KEYWORDS:

Computed tomography; Meckel's diverticulum; Radiography; Radionuclide scintigraphy; Small bowel obstruction

PMID:
24998882
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.04.020
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