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Small bowel (small intestine)

Congenital anomalies

Enterogenous cysts

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.


● Found in wall of small bowel, mesentery, posterior mediastinum or rectorectal space
● May be associated with vertebral body abnormalities

Micro description

● Lined by respiratory, small intestinal or gastric epithelium
● Wall composed of irregularly oriented smooth muscle

Additional references

J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2012;17:68, J Pediatr Surg 2004;39:e5

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