Meckel's Case 2

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31 year old with recurrent abdominal pain, faecal occult blood positive. Normal colonoscopy. ? Meckel's


Anterior images from 0-45 minutes after injection

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1) Is there any evidence of a Meckel's diverticulum?
2) What are the classic appearances of a Meckel's diverticulum on pertechnetate scintigraphy (true positive)?
3) What can cause similar appearances (i.e. false positive)?
4) Why can these scans be falsely negative?
5) Why is this patient unusual?

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