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Meckel Diverticulum
Andrew T. Trout, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • True diverticulum related to incomplete closure of omphalomesenteric duct

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Grant FD et al: Radiation doses for pediatric nuclear medicine studies: comparing the North American consensus guidelines and the pediatric dosage card of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. Pediatr Radiol. ePub, 2014
                                      2. Sinha CK et al: Meckel's scan in children: a review of 183 cases referred to two paediatric surgery specialist centres over 18 years. Pediatr Surg Int. 29(5):511-7, 2013
                                      3. Gelfand MJ et al: Pediatric radiopharmaceutical administered doses: 2010 North American consensus guidelines. J Nucl Med. 52(2):318-22, 2011
                                      4. Dillman JR et al: Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel's scintigraphy. Ann Nucl Med. 23(9):813-5, 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. Levy AD et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Meckel diverticulum: radiologic features with pathologic Correlation. Radiographics. 24(2):565-87, 2004
                                      7. Richards DA: Comparative pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cimetidine and ranitidine. J Clin Gastroenterol. 5 Suppl 1:81-90, 1983
                                      8. Gelfand MJ et al: Radionuclide imaging of Meckel's diverticulum in children. Clin Nucl Med. 3(1):4-8, 1978
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • True diverticulum related to incomplete closure of omphalomesenteric duct

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Grant FD et al: Radiation doses for pediatric nuclear medicine studies: comparing the North American consensus guidelines and the pediatric dosage card of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. Pediatr Radiol. ePub, 2014
                                                                          2. Sinha CK et al: Meckel's scan in children: a review of 183 cases referred to two paediatric surgery specialist centres over 18 years. Pediatr Surg Int. 29(5):511-7, 2013
                                                                          3. Gelfand MJ et al: Pediatric radiopharmaceutical administered doses: 2010 North American consensus guidelines. J Nucl Med. 52(2):318-22, 2011
                                                                          4. Dillman JR et al: Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel's scintigraphy. Ann Nucl Med. 23(9):813-5, 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. Levy AD et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Meckel diverticulum: radiologic features with pathologic Correlation. Radiographics. 24(2):565-87, 2004
                                                                          7. Richards DA: Comparative pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cimetidine and ranitidine. J Clin Gastroenterol. 5 Suppl 1:81-90, 1983
                                                                          8. Gelfand MJ et al: Radionuclide imaging of Meckel's diverticulum in children. Clin Nucl Med. 3(1):4-8, 1978