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February 1979

Meckel's Diverticulum of the Proximal Jejunum

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina and Veterans Administration Hospital, Charleston.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370260102018

• There are no well-substantiated reports, to our knowledge, of a Meckel's diverticulum arising outside the limits of the terminal ileum. We saw a diverticulum located in the proximal jejunum that fulfilled the anatomic and histologic criteria for the diagnosis of a Meckel's diverticulum. This was an incidental finding during the treatment of a sliding esophageal hiatus hernia and caused no apparent difficulty to the patient.

(Arch Surg 114:212-213, 1979)

Hollinshead WH: Anatomy for Surgeons . New York, Hoeber & Harper, 1956, p 479.
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