- large intestine) in the right lower abdomen. About 1 in every 50 people has a Meckel's diverticulum. Meckel's diverticulum can become inflamed, ulcerate, perforate (break open or rupture) and cause obstruction of the small bowel. If it is inflamed or perforated, Meckel's diverticulum is usually removed by surgery.
* * *Meckel's diverticulum n the proximal part of the omphalomesenteric duct when persistent as a blind fibrous tube connected with the lower ileum J. F. Meckel the Younger see MECKEL-GRUBER SYNDROME
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