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 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 the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract and results from failure of regression of the vitelline duct, resulting in a true diverticulum arising from the distal ileum.
It is a true diverticulum of the ileum containing all three layers of the bowel wall and arises from the antimesenteric border of the bowel.
Meckel diverticulum, 3-6 cm in length is a true diverticulum as it contains all three layers of intestinal wall supplied by a persistent vitelline artery located on the antimesenteric border of the ileum 50-100 cm form the ileocaecal valve.