What is the Meckel Diverticulum?

Meckel diverticulum is swelling or outpouching in the lower portion of the small intestine. The bulge is congenital or exists by birth and is a component of the umbilical cord. It is the most common issue of gastrointestinal abnormality. Moreover, it affects around 2% to 3% of the overall population of paeds. This intestinal illness equally affects both males and females. However, males are two to three times more likely to develop complications. Children suffering from Meckel diverticulum experience the symptoms of bowel bleeding resulting from ulcers in the small intestine. Presently, there are no preventive measures for this disease as it is highly congenital in children. But ALSA Pakistan is highly compatible and brings the best-known Meckel diverticulum treatment for Paeds in Pakistan. Our best Paediatric surgeon Dr Mohammad Mohsin efficiently uses all the latest and advanced approaches for Meckel diverticulum treatment and ensures a safe journey for your child as early as possible.

What are the symptomsof Meckel diverticulum?

Meckel diverticulum symptoms usually appear during a child's first year after birth, but they can develop later in life. Among the symptoms are

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Pain and discomfort in the abdomen
  • Tenderness around the navel (belly button)
  • A bowel obstruction 
  • Diverticulitis (swelling of the intestinal wall)

The most common symptom in children under the age of five is bleeding. The bleeding is the result of ulcers in the small intestine produced by the diverticulum secreting stomach acid. Diverticulitis can happen at any age, although it is most frequent in older kids. The swelling of the small intestine makes a blockage that prevents the contents of the intestines from passing. Meckel diverticulum complications result in discomfort, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and vomiting. Meckel diverticulum treatment for Paeds in Pakistan is a promising solution for this disease.

Meckel diverticulum treatment for paeds

What are the causes of Meckel diverticulum in Children?

Early in pregnancy, a foetus develops Meckel's diverticulum. The vitelline duct, which attaches the developing foetus to the yolk sac, generally absorbs into the foetus by the seventh week of pregnancy. When the vitelline duct does not immerse entirely in a developing foetus, it creates a pouch on the gut and Meckel's diverticulum develops. Cells from the gut and pancreas may appear in a Meckel's diverticulum. The stomach cells may secrete acid, causing ulcers and bleeding.

How can you diagnose Meckel diverticulum?

Meckel's diverticulum is a challenging condition to diagnose in children. Many symptoms, such as vomiting, stomach discomfort, and soreness, can be the result of various illnesses. If your child's general physician believes the mix of symptoms points to Meckel's diverticulum, he or she will request specific tests. These tests include:

1: Blood test

This test determines if your child has anemia or an infection. Blood can be detected in a stool sample.


2: Meckel’s scan

It is a scan test. The body is injected with radioactive technetium. A particular camera can detect this material absorbed by stomach cells in the diverticulum.


3: Colonoscopy

This test involves inserting a short, flexible tube with a camera on its end into the rectum and colon to examine for obstructions and the source of bleeding


4: Wireless capsule endoscopy

The patient eats a tiny camera that detects sources of bleeding in the small intestine for this test. If your kid is too young to take a medication, it can be inserted into his or her stomach while sleeping.

Treatment for Meckel's diverticulum in Paeds

When medications seem ineffective in treating the disease, we prefer laparoscopic surgery for Meckel's diverticulum treatment for Paeds in Pakistan. Our pediatric surgeon would typically advise surgical removal of a Meckel's diverticulum that produces symptoms such as bleeding. During surgery under general anaesthesia, the surgeon removes the abnormal tissue through an incision in the abdomen. After the surgery, the wounds are sealed with stitches. Our pediatric surgeon is competent enough to guarantee better results, and you will get specific advice on your child's food, pain medicines, bathing, and home activities.

At ALSA Pakistan, we strive to provide you with the best laparoscopic procedure regarding Meckel diverticulum treatment for Paeds in Pakistan. Furthermore, our cost-effective and minimally invasive surgical treatment approach confirms the safe life for your child. Moreover, we use specific diagnostic tools for children. To provide a safe and successful scan, we use the lowest dose of radioactive material. In addition, our staff specialises in dealing with children, making their treatment as stress-free as possible.