Meckel diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El-Feky


The patient had appendicular inflammatory mass and received antibiotic therapy to be operated after inflammatory mass resolved.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

CT enterocolonography

Meckel's diverticulum is noted at the right hypochondrial region.

The pelvis showed mesenteric fat stranding and normal caliber of the appendix.


Annotated images

The green arrows point at Meckel's diverticulum.

Case Discussion

Meckel's diverticulum appears as a fluid- or air-filled blind-ending pouch that arises from the antimesenteric side of the distal ileum. It resembles a normal bowel loop if uncomplicated and easily missed on CT. Most common presentations include gastrointestinal hemorrhage, small-bowel obstruction, and Meckel diverticulitis.

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Case information

rID: 56996
Published: 8th Dec 2017
Last edited: 8th Dec 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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