Revisiting the forgotten remnant: Imaging spectrum of Meckel’s diverticulum

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Revisiting the forgotten remnant: Imaging spectrum of Meckel’s diverticulum
Creator Kumar, Manish Singh, Priya Kumari, Priti Kaushik, Rohit
Subject Radiology; gastrosurgery; emergency medicine Meckel’s diverticulum; computed tomography; imaging; complications; Meckel’s acute abdomen
Description Meckel’s diverticulum is a true diverticulum of the alimentary tract occurring resulting from the persistence of remnants of the vitello-intestinal duct. They are often asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed during surgery. Complications such as intestinal obstruction, diverticulitis, intestinal haemorrhage and perforation may occur with Meckel’s diverticulum, which renders them symptomatic. The clinical and imaging diagnosis of Meckel’s diverticulum is very challenging. As a result of the rare occurrence of complicated Meckel’s diverticulum and the difficult preoperative diagnosis, knowledge of its imaging features is limited. The presented case series describes a spectrum of complications caused by Meckel’s diverticulum and its CT imaging features. It highlights the importance of a high clinical suspicion by carefully searching for a Meckel’s diverticulum on CT in its characteristic location to avoid missing it preoperatively.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2022-07-19
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — CASE Series
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v26i1.2431
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 26, No 1 (2022); 6 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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