Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 2 - 2020
Clinicopathological Features of Enteric Duplication Cysts in Children: A Five Year Study
Meha Mansi1, Arti Khatri2, Nidhi Mahajan2*, CR Gupta3 and Niyaz Ahmed Khan4
1Ex-Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India
3Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India
4Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Nidhi Mahajan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India.
Received: November 19, 2019; Published: January 09, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: Enteric duplication cysts (EDC) are rare congenital defects of gastrointestinal tract. They have wide clinical presentation owing to their location and presence of ectopic tissue or lining.

Materials and Methods: Thirty cases of EDC were retrieved from records in past five years and detailed clinicopathological details were studied.

Results: Age ranged from 4 days to 9 years with 60% cases being infants. Most common presenting complaint was abdominal pain. Commonest site was ileum. Unique histopathological features included gastric, respiratory lining epithelium, ectopic pancreatic rests, segmental absence of intestinal muscle, dystrophic calcification, lymphangiectasia and associated ileal and jejunal atresias.

Conclusion: Histopathology is gold standard in establishing diagnosis in EDC. They can be associated with other congenital GI anomalies. Early diagnosis with appropriate intervention may prevent associated untoward events like torsion, perforation, bleeds from ectopic gastric lining and though rare malignant transformation.

Keywords: Duplication; Cysts; GIT; Enteric Cysts; Ectopic Gastric Mucosa; Ectopic Pancreas

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Citation: Nidhi Mahajan., et al. “Clinicopathological Features of Enteric Duplication Cysts in Children: A Five Year Study”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.2 (2020): 01-07.

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