Gastric duplication cyst


A newborn with 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 loops.


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.

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Case information

rID: 19580
Case created: 26th Sep 2012
Last edited: 1st Jun 2017
Tags: stomach, cyst
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