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C-0302 - Urgent radiological management of the Meckel 's diverticulum: inflammation, lower gastrointestinal bleeding and intestinal obstruction.

L. B. G. Bermá1, A. Rodriguez Molina2, E. CUARTERO-MARTINEZ3, G. García Gutiérrez1; 1 MALAGA/ES 2 Málaga/ES 3 Malaga/ES Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Management, Emergency, Abdomen
Imaging Techniques: Conventional radiography, CT-Angiography, CT-High Resolution
Procedures: Computer Applications-3D, Computer Applications-General, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis
Special Focuses: Congenital, Acute, Inflammation
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Learning objectives: To check the clinical manifestations of the urgent pathology associated with Meckel's divertículum. To revise the different kinds of image that we can choice to study its complications as lower gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis; as well as the ra[...]

Background: Meckel's diverticulum is the most frequent congenital anomaly of gastrointestinal tract, described in 2-3% of the population.   Its origin comes from the incomplete closing of the omphalomesenteric duct. Is the anomaly more frequent (98% of the cases) of the omphalomesenteric duct. Other l[...]

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Conclusion: The Meckel's diverticulum despite be the congenital anomaly  more frequent of the  gastrointestinal tract, is rare and little symptomatic. When it is symptomatic, it is usually manifested as lower gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction or acute abdomen (diverticulitis) in o[...]

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References: 1. Mackey WC, Dineen P.  A fifty year experience with Meckel’s diverticulum. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1983;156:56–64.   2. Perne AS.  Meckel’s diverticulum. N Engl J Med. 1959;260:690–96.   3. Yamaguchi M, Takeuchi S, Awazu S.  Meckel’s diverticulum: Investigation of 6[...]

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