Most common congenital abnormality of the GI tract
Results from incomplete obliteration of the omphalomesenteric duct
True diverticula (contains all layers):
50% contain normal ileal mu...
3 different types of presentation:
Rectal bleeding due to hemorrhage, which results from mucosal ulcerations within the ectopic gastric tissue
Vomiting due to obstruction sec...
Stabilization followed by early surgical evaluation
Painless, brisk, bright-red blood per rectum in an infant is often caused by Meckel diverticulum.
Presents with a wide range of complications, including obstruction, intussusception...
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37373007 Meckel's diverticulum (disorder)
204687007 Displaced Meckel's diverticulum (disorder)
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