Case No. 16: Meckel’s Diverticulum
- It is a true diverticulum containing all layers and represents a persistent remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct.
- Rule of 2: 2%population, 2 inches in size, 2 feet from the ICJ, 2:1male preponderance.
- Most common cause of Painless bleeding per rectum in children.
- Contains 2 types of heterotropic mucosa i.e. gastric or pancreatic.
- Might not be well diagnosed on USG or ct scan, Meckel’s scan is the gold standard in diagnosis.
- Resection of the diverticulum with end-to-end anastomosis of the ileum is the treatment of choice.