Radiologist's perspective for the Meckel's diverticulum and its complications

V. K. Kotha, A. Khandelwal, S. S. Saboo, A. K.P. Shanbhogue, V. Virmani, E. C. Marginean, C. O. Menias

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The Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, often presenting with complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding, intussusception, bowel obstruction and diverticulitis, which are often misdiagnosed. Imaging plays an important role in the early diagnosis and characterization of these conditions and is very helpful in decision making. The Meckel's diverticulum and its complications have myriad presentations and appearances on various imaging modalities. Thus, sound knowledge of the anatomy, embryology, clinical presentation, imaging characteristics and complications is crucial to the practice of abdominal imaging. We present a review of the literature and current radiological practices in the diagnosis and management of the Meckel's diverticulum and its various complications with special emphasis on the imaging of various complications, mimickers and pathological correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20130743
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1037
StatePublished - May 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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