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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: m | 2008/01/31

Q.

possible Meckels deventriculum

Just wanted to let you know that my son went for the laparoscopy to check out his bowel - no Meckels was found.
The surgeon did however cut out a few "glands" that were sent for testing - says that they are specially enlarged around colon.
What are these "glands"? Limfnodes? I was so relieved that it was not Meckels, that I didn't ask.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

These glands are part of the lymphatic system and they occur in the membrane supporting the intestines. In some children they enlarge usually as a result of a recent upper respiratory infection such as tonsillitis especially when caused by a Strep bacterial infection.The condition is called Mesenteric adenitis. It is not a dangerous condition at all and the glands disappear by themselves.

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