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Concept: Meckel's diverticulum


Although duodenal diverticula are common, periampullary duodenal diverticula are rare. Periampullary duodenal diverticula are usually asymptomatic and may be difficult to diagnose and treat. However, they may present with massive bleeding, requiring prompt diagnosis.

Concepts: Medical terms, Diagnosis, Greek loanwords, Hemostasis, Bleeding, Diverticulum, Meckel's diverticulum


Meckel’s diverticulum is usually asymptomatic and found in almost 2% of the population. Haemorrhage from a Meckel’s diverticulum is common in children but rare in adults. Here we report a case of 20 years old male with recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. Meckel’s diverticulum was diagnosed due to abnormal vascularity on mesenteric angiography and embolization was performed. Diagnosis was correlated with other radiological imaging and later elective resection was performed. This case is reported to emphasize the potential role of mesenteric angiography in the detection and management of bleeding Meckel’s diverticulum and correlation with other radiological imaging.

Concepts: Medical terms, Surgery, Medical imaging, Digestive system, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Meckel's diverticulum


Intussusception is an unusual disorder among the complications of diverticula in adults. This study aimed to report intussusception due to an inverted colonic diverticulum. Such a large inverted colonic diverticulum has rarely been reported.

Concepts: Medical terms, Report, Diverticulum, Meckel's diverticulum


The incidence of Meckel’s diverticulum is 2% in the general population. Although most commonly found in children as painless rectal bleeding, in adults, obstruction, inflammation, and perforation are the usual manifestations. We present the case of a 32 year old man who arrived at our institution with hematochezia and symptomatic anemia. A large Meckel’s diverticulum was encountered during work-up and treated by segmental small bowel resection. A literature review, including disease presentation, pathology findings, and treatment options is discussed.

Concepts: Biology, Medical terms, Digestive system, Intestine, Gastroenterology, Small intestine, Diverticulum, Meckel's diverticulum


Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) is one of the most common congenital malformations of gastrointestinal tract in children. However, the nonspecific clinical manifestations of MD often cause a diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge to pediatric surgeon. This study aimed to review our experience in managing this disease while evaluating the management strategies.

Concepts: Medicine, Digestive system, Congenital disorder, Congenital disorders, Congenital, Meckel's diverticulum


Gastric diverticula consist a rare form of diverticula of the gastrointestinal tract. They can be described as an “out-pouching” protrusion from the gastric wall. They are usually found in patients aged between 20 and 60 years old.

Concepts: Medical terms, Surgery, Digestive system, Inguinal hernia, Hernia, Abdomen, Digestion, Meckel's diverticulum


 A 43-year old male patient was admitted because of diffuse abdominal discomfort for two days, which had started in the upper abdomen; medical history, no previous surgical interventions at the abdomen.

Concepts: Medicine, Digestive system, Abdominal pain, Large intestine, Gastroenterology, Small intestine, Abdomen, Meckel's diverticulum


A gastric diverticulum is a rare form of diverticular disease due to outpouching of the gastric wall. It is equally presented within both sexes and commonly occurs in fifth and sixth decades of life. Patients mostly asymptomatic but may present with mild gastric symptoms. Surgical treatment is largely dependent on the patient’s symptoms, and a laparoscopic approach is usually recommended for surgery.

Concepts: Medical terms, Surgery, Meckel's diverticulum


It is unclear whether simple diverticulectomy, rather than segmental bowel resection (SBR), is adequate treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) secondary to Meckel diverticulum (MD). There is concern that ulcers in the adjacent bowel may continue to bleed if only the diverticulum is removed. This study seeks to determine if diverticulectomy is satisfactory treatment for bleeding MD.

Concepts: Digestive system, Gastroenterology, Bleeding, Diverticulum, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Meckel's diverticulum


Giant Meckel’s diverticula are a relatively rare form of Meckel’s, and henceforth their natural history is not clearly defined. They’re currently thought of as an infrequent form of ileal dysgenesis. Noted complications include perforation, torsion and bowel obstruction. A much rarer presentation is Giant Meckel’s diverticulitis.

Concepts: Group, Nature, Perforation, Rare, History of science, Natural science, Meckel's diverticulum, Natural history