Meckel's Diverticulum | Treatment

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How is Meckel's diverticulum treated?

People who have Meckel's diverticulum but are not having any problems do not need treatment. Treatment for people who have symptoms includes surgery to remove the diverticulum and repair the intestine.

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Meckel's Diverticulum by JP Martin, M.D., PD Connor, PH.D., and K Charles, J.D. (American Family Physician February 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000215/1037.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 02/00

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