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Table 2 Resection recommendations for incidental findings

From: Spontaneous perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum in an adult female with literature review

Citation Date of study Number of patients Estimated lifetime risk of complications (%) Recommendations
Soltero et al. [8] 1976 202 4* Do not resect
Cullen et al. [7] 1994 58 6.4 resect
Zani et al. [23] 2008 + 4 Do not resect
Park et al. [16] 2005 1476 16** Selective resection
  1. *This risk decreases to 0% by the age of 76
  2. **This percentage is number of symptomatic patients
  3. +This study involved a systematic review of the literature and various population-based data