Laparoscopic Meckel’s Diverticulectomy

  • Lewis B. Schwartz
  • Theodore N. Pappas


An “unusual” diverticulum of the small intestine was first described in 1598 by Fabricius Hildanus, but it remained for Johann Friedrich Meckel, the younger, to correctly recognize its embryologic origin in 1809 [1]. Since that time, complications of Meckel’s diverticula have become well-recogrized clinical entities, most of which are amenable to surgical diverticulectomy. With the wide dissemination of laparoscopic technology, it is not surprising that this straightforward operation can be successfully performed laparoscopically with good results [2].


Gastric Mucosa Vitelline Duct Omphalomesenteric Duct True Diverticulum Vitelline Artery 
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  • Theodore N. Pappas

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