Do Meckel's diverticulum ulcers affect children differently than adults?

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Meckel's diverticulum ulcers affect children differently than adults because it is developed during fetal growth. Usually the diverticulum can be identified at an early stage within a child's first few years.
When the diverticulum is found without symptoms, it poses a difficult decision for doctors and parents. They have to decide whether it would be beneficial to remove the pouch to prevent symptoms like ulcers or leave it in and risk future complications. If the infant is found with symptoms like ulcers, immediate surgery is advised.

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