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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Meckel's Diverticulum: A case report

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Author Details: D. N. Sinha

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 579

Article End Page : 581


An embryological & surgical entity of the Meckel’s diverticulum has been studied in the incidental finding in a female patient admitted to hospital for the abdominal injury. Histological studies revealed absence of heterotrophic gastric and pancreatic tissue. However, the diverticulum did show thick longitudinal muscle and thinner circular muscle coat as compared to the adjacent normal Ileal tissue. In view of the existing literature, the presence of heterotrophic tissue could be as a result of genetic influence, a hypothesis needs further study.

Meckel’s diverticulum, Heterotrophic Gastric mucosa, Pancreatic tissue