Association between Meckel's diverticulum and Crohn's disease:a retrospective review

Andreyev, H J, Owen, R A, Thompson, I and Forbes, A (1994) Association between Meckel's diverticulum and Crohn's disease:a retrospective review. Gut, 35 (6). pp. 788-90. ISSN 0017-5749

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Abstract

The operation notes and pathology records of 294 consecutive patients who had right hemicolectomy for Crohn's disease were reviewed. A Meckel's diverticulum was found in 17 (5.8%) of these patients, 2-3 times the expected rate in the general population. At least 50% of diverticula in the normal population contain heterotopic mucosa, but none was found in those diverticula that were examined from this group. The increased prevalence of Meckel's diverticulum in patients with Crohn's disease confirms previous anecdotal reports, but the cause for the increased frequency remains unexplained. The significance of this finding is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,colon,crohn disease,female,humans,ileum,male,meckel diverticulum,middle aged,retrospective studies
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:36
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49539
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