Ciliated epithelium in a midgut enteric duplication: A case report

C. Gorsler*, Felix Schier, E. Danzer

*Corresponding author for this work
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We report the case of a 7-year-old male child with a cystic tumour attached to the caecum close to the ileocaecal valve. The histological examination showed that the cyst had a ciliated epithelial lining, containing serous and mucous glands, with surrounding smooth muscle, inner circular and outer longitudinal layers. The cyst was interpreted as an intestinal duplication lined with respiratory epithelium. This structure and its location, originating from the midgut, is not in accordance with the typical conception of the embryogenesis. The clinical picture and treatment are described and compared to other findings in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 10.05.2001
Externally publishedYes

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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