Gastrointestinal duplications

Duplication cysts of the GI tract are rare congenital abnormalities. They can occur at any point in the GI tract from mouth to anus, although they are most commonly found around the ileocecal region. Duplication cysts are defined according to strict criteria, as devised by Ladd and Gross; they are closely attached to some part of the GI tract, have a smooth muscle coat and have an epithelial lining that resembles some part of the alimentary canal.43 Duplications may be spherical or tubular in macroscopic appearance, those that are tubular accounting for 10-20% and often having a communication with the bowel.

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