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Meckel's diverticulectomy - series

Incision

Incision

Treatment of a Meckel's diverticulum involves resection of the involved portion of the small intestine. Often, symptoms from a Meckel's diverticulum are thought to be due to appendicitis- and the Meckel's diverticulum is discovered only after the operation has begun. While the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), an incision is made in the right side of the lower abdomen.

Update Date: 12/10/2012

Updated by: Robert A. Cowles, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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