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Meckel's Diverticulum, a photograph of a gastrointestinal tract abnormality (in the adult) due to midgut developmental abnormality. The abnormality is shown as the blind-ended tube lower right of image.
This abnormality is a very common (incidence of 1–2% in the general population) and occurs from the improper closure and reabsorption of the yolk stalk (vitelline duct, omphalomesenteric duct). This transient connection lies between the early midgut region and the yolk sac.
Named after Johann Friedrich Meckel (1781 – 1833) (the younger) a German anatomist who identified the abnormality origin in 1820.
- Abnormality Links: Gastrointestinal Tract - Abnormalities | Intestine Development | Gastrointestinal Tract
- Lumen Abnormalities: Image - Duplication sites | Pyloric atresia | Jejunal atresia
- Rotation: Image - Midgut volvulus | Image - Intestinal malrotation | Image - Cecal volvulus | Image - Sigmoid volvulus | Ladd's band
- Meckel's Diverticulum: Meckel's Image 1 | Meckel's Image 2 | Meckel's Image 3 |
- Intestinal Aganglionosis: Image - Ostomy | Image - Stoma | Surgery 1 | Surgery 2 | Surgery 3
Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2020, February 18) Embryology Meckel's diverticulum 01.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Meckel%27s_diverticulum_01.jpg
- © Dr Mark Hill 2020, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
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|current||01:04, 7 August 2010||341 × 480 (74 KB)||S8600021||==Meckel's Diverticulum== Description: Photograph of a Meckel's Diverticulum Source: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Author: Unknown Permission: Public Domain Category:Gastrointestinal Tract Category:Abnormal Development|