The diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum: a continuing challenge.

@article{Dixon1987TheDO,
  title={The diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum: a continuing challenge.},
  author={Patricia M Dixon and Daniel J. Nolan},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={615-9}
}
During a 10 year period 49 patients were operated upon in Oxford for Meckel's diverticulum. Radiological imaging of the small intestine with radionuclide scintigraphy, small bowel barium enema or angiography was performed in 11 patients. Radionuclide scintigraphy was positive in one out of six patients investigated. The small bowel barium enema detected an abnormality in seven out of eight patients examined and identified the diverticulum in six. Angiography was performed in three patients and… CONTINUE READING