Thursday, April 7, 2016

Refresher IV

This disease represents the rule of 2's: it occurs in 2% of the population, the male:female prevalence is 2:1; it occurs within 2 feet of the ileocecal valve, and it can be two inches in length.

Challenge: What is the diagnosis?

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RaH said...

this is a Meckel's diverticulum, a congenital embryological malformation... I'd suggest a small bowel resection as treatment.

Anonymous said...

Meckel's diverticulum. I believe it's a "true" diverticulum along with the appendix and zenker's?

Anonymous said...

Just noticed it was tagged under peds...meckel's also associated with intussusception, SBO?

Al Bundy said...

Meckel's diverticulum

Craig Chen said...

you're all correct - it's meckel's!
Refresher IV

Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the GI tract, resulting from incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct leading to a true diverticulum in the small intestine.

Source: UpToDate.