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Meckel's diverticulum: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21322060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meckel's diverticulum is the most prevalent congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. This anomaly is due to the incomplete obliteration of the omphalomesenteric duct during the 7th week of gestation and is classically located 2 feet proximal to the ileocecal valve. Variations of this congenital malformation have been recorded based on location, size, and form. While most of the population may be asymptomatic, clinical manifestation, including gastrointestinal bleed and intestinal obstruction, can emerge. Despite the frequency of Meckel's diverticulum, it is commonly misdiagnosed due to its mimicry of appendicitis. This article aimed to review this derailment of embryological development.
Kiranjit Uppal; R Shane Tubbs; Petru Matusz; Kitt Shaffer; Marios Loukas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1098-2353     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  2011-08-09     Revised Date:  2011-12-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St George's University, Grenada, West Indies.
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MeSH Terms
Appendicitis / diagnosis
Asymptomatic Diseases
Diagnosis, Differential
Diverticulitis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Gestational Age
Ileocecal Valve / pathology
Meckel Diverticulum / embryology,  pathology*

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