Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.1 (July 2018)

Page No.: 5477-5480

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.249


Subhalakshmi Wahengbam 1, Thonthon Daimei *2, Keisam Anupama Devi 2, Joyce Tunglut 3.

1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, Manipur, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, Manipur, India.

3 Post graduate student, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, Manipur, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Thonthon Daimei, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal-795005, Manipur, India.Mobile no.: (91)8731086918  E-Mail: subhawah_e@rediffmail.com


Background: Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract due to persistence of omphalomesentric duct and it can present diagnostic and surgical challenges. The aim of this study is to find out the incidence of Meckel’s diverticulum among the cadavers of Indian origin and to observe its gross and microscopic features.

Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on 45 Indian cadavers (38 males & 7 females) in the Department of Anatomy, JNIMS, Imphal, from 2010-2017.The incidence of Meckel’s diverticulum was determined and its gross and histological features were observed.

Results: Meckel’s diverticulum was observed in 2.22% of the cases. It was 4 cm in length, 2cm in breadth and its tip was free without any connection with the umbilicus. Histologically, the tissue showed features similar to ileum.

Conclusion: An adequate knowledge of embryological, pathological, radiological and clinical characteristics of Meckel’s diverticulum and so also of its incidence in a particular population is essential for the early and accurate diagnosis and effective surgical management of the complicated cases.

Key words: Meckel’s diverticulum, congenital anomaly, omphalomesentric duct, ileocaecal valve.


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Cite this article: Subhalakshmi Wahengbam, Thonthon Daimei, Keisam Anupama Devi, Joyce Tunglut. MECKEL’S DIVERTICULUM: THE INCIDENCE, GROSS AND MICROSCOPIC FEATURES; A CADAVERIC STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.1):5477-5480. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.249