Meckel diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Yusra Sheikh


Presented to the GP with melena stool.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

Tc99m pertechnetate scan

There is a focus of increased isotope uptake seen in the right lower quadrant and inferior to the iliac vessels on both the frontal and oblique views, most consistent with a Meckel's diverticulum.

Case Discussion

Meckel diverticulum is a congenital intestinal diverticulum due to fibrous degeneration of the umbilical end of the omphalomesenteric (vitelline) duct that occurs around the distal ileum. It is considered the most common structural congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Case information

rID: 44734
Published: 6th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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