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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. Brackett WJ et al: "Learning from my experience": Acute abdomen - perforated Meckel's diverticulitis. Eur J Radiol Open. 6:165-8, 2019
                                      2. Israel O et al: Two decades of SPECT/CT - the coming of age of a technology: An updated review of literature evidence. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 46(10):1990-2012, 2019
                                      3. Wen Z et al: Similar Appearance on dynamic images of Meckel scintigraphy caused by different etiologies: The value of lateral views. Clin Nucl Med. 44(5):417-9, 2019
                                      4. Irvine I et al: Bleeding meckel's diverticulum: A study of the accuracy of pertechnetate scintigraphy as a diagnostic tool. Eur J Radiol. 96:27-30, 2017
                                      5. 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
                                      6. Spottswood SE et al: SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for meckel diverticulum scintigraphy 2.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 42(3):163-9, 2014
                                      7. 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
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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. Brackett WJ et al: "Learning from my experience": Acute abdomen - perforated Meckel's diverticulitis. Eur J Radiol Open. 6:165-8, 2019
                                                                          2. Israel O et al: Two decades of SPECT/CT - the coming of age of a technology: An updated review of literature evidence. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 46(10):1990-2012, 2019
                                                                          3. Wen Z et al: Similar Appearance on dynamic images of Meckel scintigraphy caused by different etiologies: The value of lateral views. Clin Nucl Med. 44(5):417-9, 2019
                                                                          4. Irvine I et al: Bleeding meckel's diverticulum: A study of the accuracy of pertechnetate scintigraphy as a diagnostic tool. Eur J Radiol. 96:27-30, 2017
                                                                          5. 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
                                                                          6. Spottswood SE et al: SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for meckel diverticulum scintigraphy 2.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 42(3):163-9, 2014
                                                                          7. 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