Enteric duplication cysts, sometimes simply called duplication cysts, are rare congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract. They most frequently occur in. Gastrointestinal tract duplication cysts are rare congenital gastrointestinal malformation in young patients and adults. They consist of foregut duplication cysts. multiple opacities with a calcium density in midabdomen INTESTINAL DUPLICATION Includes: Duplication intestinale Intestinale Duplikation DuplicaciĆ³n.

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Enteric duplication cystssometimes simply called duplication cystsare rare congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract.

They may be contained within the gastrointestinal tract wall or extrinsic to it. Most duodenal duplication cysts are located in the second or third portion of the duodenum. A case of a duodenal duplication cyst presenting as melena. Patients with gastric duplication cysts can be asymptomatic but can also develop symptoms such as diffuse abdominal duplicattion, epigastric pain, vomiting, weight loss, gastric outlet obstruction, ulcerated antral mass, or failure to thrive.

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These lesions can vary in shape, being cystic or tubular, and often show the same structure of the adjacent normal bowel. You can help by adding to it. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.


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Symptoms depend on the location of the duplication. Diagnosis of foregut duplication cysts by endoscopic ultrasonography. EUS is the diagnostic tool of choice to dyplication duplication cysts since it can distinguish between solid and cystic lesions. Cavallaro G, et al. Acute infectious pseudoaneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta and review of infectious aortitis.

Enteric duplication cyst

Gastrointestinal bleeding can occur if ectopic gastric mucosa ulcerates and erodes into adjacent organs or vessels. Demonstration of peristalsis in gastric duplication cyst by EUS: Imperforate anus Rectovestibular fistula Persistent cloaca Rectal atresia.

They contain a clear mucoid substance that is secreted from the mucosa itself, sometimes hemorrhagic due to ectopic intestjnale mucosal ulceration [ 3 ].

Open in a separate window. Rarely, malignant transformation can occur in the setting of gastric mucosa heterotopia within the duplication cyst.

Enteric duplication cyst – Wikipedia

She was referred to the Emergency Radiology Department for an ultrasound of the abdomen. Roy Liu and Douglas G. Duodenal, jejunal, and ileal.

Carcinoid in a gastrointestinal duplication. Nonetheless, the demonstration of a cystic mass adjacent to the bowel should prompt the consideration of a duplication cyst [ 6 ]. Gastrointestinal tract duplication cysts are rare congenital gastrointestinal malformation in young patients and adults.


An infected esophageal duplication cyst in a patient with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma mimicking persistent disease. Histologically, the cyst wall can consist of mucosa, subepithelial connective tissue, a layer of smooth muscle, and an intesitnale fibrous capsule. Eventually, all such isolated vacuoles, of whatever size or shape, join one another to produce the normal lumen of the intestine [ 14 ].

Endoscopic ultrasound EUS has been widely used as a modality for the evaluation and diagnosis of duplication cysts.

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Some authors such as Seijo et al. EUS-FNA allows high-resolution morphologic analysis as well as sampling and microscopic examination of cyst contents; it can also lead to duplication cyst infection with associated complications despite pre and postprocedural antibiotics in some patients.

Rare symptoms such as cardiac arrhythmia, retrosternal and thoracic back pain, cyst ulceration and bleeding, or cyst rupture with secondary mediastinitis have also been reported. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.