Meckel's diverticulum is a normal anatomic variant found in 2% of the population. It is a remnant of the vitelline duct, which is usually located on the antimesenteric border of the ileum, within about 60 cm of the terminal ileum. As a congenital variant, Meckel's diverticula are often found in Cited by: 196. Dec 10, 2007 · Meckel's diverticulum is among the most common congenital defects of the gastrointestinal tract. Although often considered a disorder of childhood, it can also be diagnosed in adults. Meckel's diverticulum is often asymptomatic. When patients present with symptoms, diagnosis is complicated because the features are similar to those of many other gastrointestinal conditions, and .
A Meckel's diverticulum, a true congenital diverticulum, is a slight bulge in the small intestine present at birth and a vestigial remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct (also called the vitelline duct or yolk stalk). It is the most common malformation of the gastrointestinal tract and is present in approximately 2% of the population, with males more frequently experiencing symptoms.Specialty: Medical genetics. Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital defect of the gastrointestinal tract. It occurs in about 2% to 3% of the general population. Who gets Meckel's diverticulum? Though 2% to 3% of the population gets Meckel's diverticulum, it causes symptoms in only a small number of those people. People can live their whole lives without ever.
Introduction. Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is better known by paediatric surgeons than those who care for adults. It is the most common congenital malformation of the gastro-intestinal tract.Found in 0.14 to 4.5% of autopsy series, MD is rarely symptomatic in adults.It is therefore most often discovered fortuitously, and there is no consensus as to management in this setting.Cited by: 10. INTRODUCTION. Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. It results from incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct leading to the formation of a true diverticulum of the small intestine .Meckel's diverticula are uncommon and often clinically silent, particularly in the adult.
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.