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What is a Meckel's diverticulum ulcer?

A Meckel's diverticulum ulcer is caused by a condition called a Meckel's diverticulum pouch. A Meckel's diverticulum pouch occurs when a child is unable to fully develop its gastrointestinal tract during fetal growth. As a result, a small pouch of undeveloped stomach, intestinal, and pancreas tissue attaches to the small intestine. If this pouch leaks stomach acid, it can form a Meckel's diverticulum ulcer.

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