oa South African Medical Journal - Meckel's diverticulitis revisited : correspondence

Volume 100, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Meckel's diverticulum, a true congenital diverticulum, is a small bulge in the intestine present from birth. It is a vestigial remnant of the original yolk sac or vitello-intestinal duct and was originally described by Johann F Meckel in 1809.

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