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What is Meckel's diverticulum?

What is Meckel's diverticulum?

  • Meckel's diverticulum: A Meckel's diverticulum is a pouch on the wall of the lower part of the small bowel that is present at birth (congenital). The diverticulum may contain tissue from the stomach or pancreas.

Meckel's diverticulum: Introduction

Types of Meckel's diverticulum:

Broader types of Meckel's diverticulum:

How serious is Meckel's diverticulum?

Prognosis of Meckel's diverticulum: Full recovery can be expected with surgery.
Complications of Meckel's diverticulum: see complications of Meckel's diverticulum

What causes Meckel's diverticulum?

Causes of Meckel's diverticulum: see causes of Meckel's diverticulum

What are the symptoms of Meckel's diverticulum?

Symptoms of Meckel's diverticulum: see symptoms of Meckel's diverticulum

Complications of Meckel's diverticulum: see complications of Meckel's diverticulum

Onset of Meckel's diverticulum: congenital

Meckel's diverticulum: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Meckel's diverticulum.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Meckel's diverticulum.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meckel's diverticulum: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Meckel's diverticulum.
Treatments for Meckel's diverticulum: see treatments for Meckel's diverticulum

Name of Meckel's diverticulum

Main name of condition: Meckel's diverticulum


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