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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 397-399

Long segment ileal duplication with extensive gastric heterotopia

1 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India

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Sunitha Jacob
Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.55006

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Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare congenital anomalies which can be found at all levels of the alimentary tract. Majority of the duplications present as spherical cysts and usually range from a few millimeters to less than ten centimeters in size. Duplications produce complications such as intestinal obstruction or hemorrhage. A two-month-old infant presented with recurrent episodes of bleeding per rectum. Laparotomy revealed a giant ileal duplicated bowel segment which exhibited extensive gastric heterotopia with focal ulceration.

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