Reminiscing on remnants: Imaging of meckel diverticulum and its complications in adults

Argha Chatterjee, Carla Harmath, Camila Lopes Vendrami, Nancy A. Hammond, Pardeep Mittal, Riad Salem, Frank H. Miller*

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OBJECTIVE. Meckel diverticulum may become symptomatic if it is complicated by hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, diverticulitis, or tumor. Although classically described in children, it is often missed in adults because of lack of suspicion and diffculty in detection. The purpose of this article is to review the imaging fndings and management of Meckel diverticulum and its complications. CONCLUSION. Although it is infrequently encountered incidentally, Meckel diverticulum should be considered especially when interpreting examinations for abdominal pain, small-bowel obstruction, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W287-W296
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • Congenital diverticulum
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Imaging
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Meckel diverticulum
  • Meckel scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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