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Gastric-Type Enteric Duplication Cyst Communicating with an Accessory Pancreatic Duct. Pediatr Ann 2022 Aug;51(8):e324-e327



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2-s2.0-85135552429 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)


Enteric duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies defined by the location along the gastrointestinal tract from which they communicate as well as the epithelial lining they contain. Enteric duplication cysts in communication with the pancreas are an even rarer subset that are often difficult to diagnose due to nonspecific presenting symptoms. In a pediatric patient with a history of recurrent pancreatitis episodes, a pancreatic duplication should be on the differential. High clinical suspicion and specific imaging characteristics can aid in the diagnosis. The management of pancreatic duplication cysts requires surgical excision or drainage procedures to alleviate symptoms and prevent associated complications such as recurrent pancreatitis, bleeding, bowel obstruction, or malignancy. Here we present a case of a gastric duplication cyst in communication with an accessory pancreatic lobe with special focus on the preoperative workup, intraoperative findings, and histopathologic examination. [Pediatr Ann. 2022;51(8):e324-e327.].

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Bence CM, Koehler SM, Samra H, Southern JF, Boyd KP, Chugh AA, Lal DR


Ankur A. Chugh MD Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Dave Lal MD, MPH Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Pancreatic Ducts
Pancreatitis, Chronic