Type of Surgery
Last updated: 02/17/2009
Meckel's diverticulectomy is a surgical procedure that isolates and removes an abnormal diverticulum (Meckel's diverticulum) or pouch, as well as surrounding tissue, in the lining of the small intestine. It is performed to remove an obstruction, adhesions,...
infection, or inflammation.
Meckel's diverticulectomy is surgery to remove an abnormal pouch (Meckel's diverticulum) in the wall of the small intestine.
The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and feel no pain during the procedure. The surgeon makes a cut into right side of the lower abdomen and located the small intestine. The diverticulum is removed. Sometimes a small part of the intestine may need to be removed along with the diverticulum. In this case, the ends of each part of the intestine are sewn back together.
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