true diverticulum


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true di·ver·tic·u·lum

a term denoting a diverticulum that includes all the layers of the wall from which it protrudes.

true diverticulum

Etymology: ME, treue, faith; L, diverticulare, to turn aside
diverticulum that includes all the same tissue layers as the organ from which it originates.

true di·ver·tic·u·lum

(trū dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lŭm)
A term denoting a diverticulum that includes all the layers of the wall from which it protrudes.

true diverticulum

A diverticulum involving all the coats of muscle in the pouch wall. It is usually congenital.
See also: diverticulum
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Meckel's diverticulum is a true diverticulum in that it contains all tissue layers of the bowel.
It is a true diverticulum found in the anti-mesenteric boarder comprising of all intestinal layers and is due to the persistence of the vitellointestinal duct.
Meckel's diverticulum is a true diverticulum and represents the persistent part of the omphalomesenteric duct through which the midgut communicates with umbilicus till the fifth week of intrauterine life.