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Meckel Diverticulum
Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Meckel diverticulum (MD)
          • Definitions

            • Ileal outpouching due to persistence of omphalomesenteric or vitelline duct

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Angiographic Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Bingham JR et al: Phytobezoar within Meckel's diverticulum: an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction. Am Surg. 80(3):E94-6, 2014
                                            2. Cantrell EF et al: Small bowel obstruction secondary to impacted phytobezoar within a Meckel's diverticulum. Am Surg. 80(7):e194-5, 2014
                                            3. Kim SW et al: MDCT findings of a Meckel's diverticulum with ectopic pancreatic tissue. Clin Imaging. 38(1):70-2, 2014
                                            4. Caillou√ęt IS et al: Torsion and gangrene of a Meckel's diverticulum. J La State Med Soc. 161(1):19-22; quiz 23, 54, 2009
                                            5. Kiratli PO et al: Detection of ectopic gastric mucosa using 99mTc pertechnetate: review of the literature. Ann Nucl Med. 23(2):97-105, 2009
                                            6. Lucha P: Meckel's diverticulitis with associated enterloith formation: a rare presentation of an acute abdomen in an adult. Mil Med. 174(3):331-3, 2009
                                            7. Ozdemir S et al: A case report of intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar within Meckel's diverticulum. Turk J Gastroenterol. 20(1):76-7, 2009
                                            8. Thurley PD et al: Radiological features of Meckel's diverticulum and its complications. Clin Radiol. 64(2):109-18, 2009
                                            9. Bennett GL et al: CT of Meckel's diverticulitis in 11 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 182(3):625-9, 2004
                                            10. Murakami R et al: Strangulation of small bowel due to Meckel diverticulum: CT findings. Clin Imaging. 23(3):181-3, 1999
                                            11. Mitchell AW et al: Meckel's diverticulum: angiographic findings in 16 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 170(5):1329-33, 1998
                                            12. Pantongrag-Brown L et al: Inverted Meckel diverticulum: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings. Radiology. 199(3):693-6, 1996
                                            13. Pantongrag-Brown L et al: Meckel's enteroliths: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(6):1447-50, 1996
                                            14. Rossi P et al: Meckel's diverticulum: imaging diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 166(3):567-73, 1996
                                            15. Maglinte DD et al: Meckel diverticulum: radiologic demonstration by enteroclysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 134(5):925-32, 1980
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Meckel diverticulum (MD)
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Ileal outpouching due to persistence of omphalomesenteric or vitelline duct

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • Angiographic Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                  • Consider

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Bingham JR et al: Phytobezoar within Meckel's diverticulum: an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction. Am Surg. 80(3):E94-6, 2014
                                                                                      2. Cantrell EF et al: Small bowel obstruction secondary to impacted phytobezoar within a Meckel's diverticulum. Am Surg. 80(7):e194-5, 2014
                                                                                      3. Kim SW et al: MDCT findings of a Meckel's diverticulum with ectopic pancreatic tissue. Clin Imaging. 38(1):70-2, 2014
                                                                                      4. Caillou√ęt IS et al: Torsion and gangrene of a Meckel's diverticulum. J La State Med Soc. 161(1):19-22; quiz 23, 54, 2009
                                                                                      5. Kiratli PO et al: Detection of ectopic gastric mucosa using 99mTc pertechnetate: review of the literature. Ann Nucl Med. 23(2):97-105, 2009
                                                                                      6. Lucha P: Meckel's diverticulitis with associated enterloith formation: a rare presentation of an acute abdomen in an adult. Mil Med. 174(3):331-3, 2009
                                                                                      7. Ozdemir S et al: A case report of intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar within Meckel's diverticulum. Turk J Gastroenterol. 20(1):76-7, 2009
                                                                                      8. Thurley PD et al: Radiological features of Meckel's diverticulum and its complications. Clin Radiol. 64(2):109-18, 2009
                                                                                      9. Bennett GL et al: CT of Meckel's diverticulitis in 11 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 182(3):625-9, 2004
                                                                                      10. Murakami R et al: Strangulation of small bowel due to Meckel diverticulum: CT findings. Clin Imaging. 23(3):181-3, 1999
                                                                                      11. Mitchell AW et al: Meckel's diverticulum: angiographic findings in 16 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 170(5):1329-33, 1998
                                                                                      12. Pantongrag-Brown L et al: Inverted Meckel diverticulum: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings. Radiology. 199(3):693-6, 1996
                                                                                      13. Pantongrag-Brown L et al: Meckel's enteroliths: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(6):1447-50, 1996
                                                                                      14. Rossi P et al: Meckel's diverticulum: imaging diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 166(3):567-73, 1996
                                                                                      15. Maglinte DD et al: Meckel diverticulum: radiologic demonstration by enteroclysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 134(5):925-32, 1980