[Duplication of the stomach as a rare cause of cystic epigastric tumor].

Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie

PubMedID: 9746987

Rudolph J, Jakschik J, Hirner A, Knöpfle G. [Duplication of the stomach as a rare cause of cystic epigastric tumor]. Zentralbl Chir. 1998;123(7):850-4.
Duplications of the gastrointestinal tract are congenital anomalies seen in about 0.2% of all children. These include the rare gastric duplications. Latter diagnosis is usually made in the first months after birth on recurrent vomiting by detection of an abdominal tumor. The most important imaging modality is ultrasonography. The case of a prematurely born child weighing 1900 g is presented in whom at the age of three weeks a gastric duplication of the greater curvature was diagnosed and who was successfully treated by resection. The postoperative follow-up for 24 months was uncomplicated.