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Causes of Meckel's diverticulum

List of causes of Meckel's diverticulum

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Meckel's diverticulum) that could possibly cause Meckel's diverticulum includes:

  • 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

Meckel's diverticulum: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Meckel's diverticulum: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Meckel's diverticulum as a symptom:

Conditions listing Meckel's diverticulum as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Meckel's diverticulum. Our database lists the following as having Meckel's diverticulum as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Meckel's diverticulum:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Meckel's diverticulum may be found in:


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