Meckel'S Diverticulum is a condition in which a sac or a pouch develops at a weak point in the intestines called diverticulum. Various types of diverticulum can develop as you age, in some cases people are born with a diverticulum in their intestines. Symptoms are related to the type of diverticulum that is present. Symptoms are:
• Blockage of intestine
• Bleeding into the intestines
• Inflammation in the intestines
• Pain or discomfort that ranges from mild to severe
• Nausea and vomiting
HOW IS MECKEL'S DIVERTICULUM DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the disease is done via a pertechnetate scan that is also called Meckel scan. In some cases and an USG may also be done.
HOW IS MECKEL'S DIVERTICULUM TREATED?
Because most of the symptoms of the Meckel’s Diverticulum are asymptomatic, it becomes rather difficult to treat the same. But after it has been diagnosed, laparoscopic resection is the only solution.
DID YOU KNOW?
Long-term outlook for people treated for Meckel'S Diverticulum is good