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Undiagnosed Meckel's diverticulum

Undiagnosed Causes of Meckel's diverticulum

As part of Meckel's diverticulum diagnosis, consider whether any of these underlying medical Meckel's diverticulum causes may have been overlooked:

  • A Meckel's diverticulum is tissue left over from structures in the unborn baby's digestive tract that were not fully reabsorbed before birth. Approximately 2% of the population has a Meckel's diverticulum, but only a few people develop symptoms
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Undiagnosed Complications of Meckel's diverticulum

As part of Meckel's diverticulum diagnosis, consider whether any of these Meckel's diverticulum complications may have been overlooked:

  • Excess bleeding (hemorrhage)
  • Folding of the intestines (intussusception), a type of blockage
  • Peritonitis
  • Tear (perforation) of the bowel at the diverticulum
  • More complications »

Undiagnosed Diseases

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One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose Meckel's diverticulum leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Meckel's diverticulum. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.

 

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