Ultraschall Med 2012; 33(7): 364-365
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1299301
Case Report
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

The Unique Sonographic Appearance of a Gastric Mucosal Lining Duplication Cyst

Das einzigartige sonografische Erscheinungsbild einer zystischen Duplikatur mit Magenschleimhaut
A. Ilivitzki
1  Radiology, Rambam, Israel
R. Shaoul
2  Pediatric Gastroenterology, Rambam, Israel
A. Engel
1  Radiology, Rambam, Israel
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Publication History

26 November 2011

21 January 2012

Publication Date:
20 February 2012 (online)


Small bowel duplication typically presents before the age of two and can be identified by ultrasound as a cystic lesion with bowel wall signature. We present a gastric mucosal lining ileal duplication cyst in an older child presenting with abdominal pain and anemia. The thick mucosal folds gave the duplication a unique sonographic appearance, and led to the suspicion of gastric mucosal lining duplication as a cause for the chronic bleeding and abdominal pain. For the first time, not only the sonographic images identified a duplication cyst but also correctly identified the specific mucosal lining of the cyst. MRI images of the ileal duplication cyst confirming the diagnosis are shown here as well.