Ectopic gastric mucosa presenting as a polypoid mass within a Meckel's diverticulum

University of Leuven, Louvain, Flemish, Belgium
European Radiology (Impact Factor: 4.01). 02/2001; 11(4):585-7. DOI: 10.1007/s003300000621
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A 32-year-old man presented with severe abdominal pain located in the mesogastrium and right hemi-abdomen. A barium transit study showed a tubular structure of 6 cm arising from a bowel loop in the distal ileum, with an intraluminal polypoid mass near the bottom. Diagnosis of a benign lesion within a Meckel's diverticulum was made. Anatomopathology confirmed a Meckel's diverticulum and demonstrated that the polypoid mass was caused by an unusual great ectopic island of gastric mucosa.

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