Gastric duplication cyst


A newborn with an onset of nonbilious vomiting and a palpable mass.

Patient Data

Age: Newborn
Gender: Female

Abdominal plain radiography shows a large soft tissue circumferential mass displacing the bowel to the left, 


Ultrasound reveals a cystic mass with the double wall sign (inner echogenic layer and an outer hypoechoic layer).


MRI T2-weighted sequence demonstrates a cystic mass with close contact with the gastric pylorus.


Photomicrograph shows histopathologic features that are characteristics of a gastrointestinal duplication: an inner smooth muscle layer and an outer atrophic gastric mucosal lining. Intraoperative picture - duplication cyst between the gastric antrum and duodenum.

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Case information

rID: 19580
Published: 26th Sep 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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