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Meckel's Diverticulum

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.


Abnormality Links: Gastrointestinal Tract - Abnormalities | Intestine Development | Gastrointestinal Tract


Image Source: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

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current00:04, 7 August 2010Thumbnail for version as of 00:04, 7 August 2010341 × 480 (74 KB)S8600021 (Talk | contribs)==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
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