Meckel├ó┬?┬?s diverticulum - A case report.
Author(s): Krishna Reddy D.*, N.V. Bharath Ch.
A Meckel's diverticulum is a pouch on the wall of the lower part of the intestine that is present at birth (congenital). The diverticulum may contain tissue that is the same as tissue of the stomach or pancreas. Meckel’s diverticulum may develop pathological conditions like gastric and pancreatic tissues predominate, with the corresponding of 60 to 85% and 5 to 16%.Reports have cited other tissues such as colonic, duodenal, jejunal, hepatic and endometrial are present. Malignancies may also occur but are found in only 0.5to 4.9% of patients. Sarcomas are the most common neoplasm, followed by carcinoids and adeno carcinomas.
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