Published: 2017-03-28

Meckel’s diverticulum: a cadaveric case report

Shreya Sharma, Preksha Sharma, Sangita Chauhan


Meckel's diverticulum is the common congenital anamoly of the gastrointentestinal tract, caused due to failure of involution of vitelline duct after seventh or eighth week of intra-uterine life. It is usually present within the last 90cm of terminal ileum.  Histologically, Meckel's diverticulum consists of all layers of small intestine. Rarely, heterotopic tissue is present derived from gastric or pancreatic tissue. In the case presented here, Meckel's diverticulum was found on the ante mesenteric border of the ileum with no peritoneal attachment during routine Anatomy cadaveric dissection. It was present 26cm proximal to the ileocecal junction, with no attachment to umbilicus. It’s blood supply was derived from the vitelline artery. Histological examination revealed the presence of 3 layers: mucosa, submucosa and muscularis propria with no heterotopic tissue.


Congenital anomalies, Diverticulum ilea, Meckel’s diverticulum, Mesentery

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