Abnormal persistence of the right vitelline vein

Shinichiro Miyoshi, Masahito Ikeda, Tetsuo Kido, Yasuo Matsuda, Ryuzo Fukada, Kuniya Nakajima, Toyohiro Izukura

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The authors describe a case of intestinal obstruction due to a mesodiverticular band, in which both vitelline artery and vein remnanants were affirmed to be present histologically. Reviewing case reports in literature, it was revealed that the vein found in the band was the right vitelline vein remnant and that this was an important fact which proved the hypothesis that the superior mesenteric vein derives from the right vitelline vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-205
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • mesodiverticular band
  • vitelline artery and vein remnants.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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