Alimentary Duplication Presenting as an Hepatic Cyst in a Neonate

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Abstract

A large hepatic cyst was excised from an infant who presented on the first day of life with an abdominal mass. Intraoperative, gross, and microscopic observations indicated that this was a cystic duplication of the ileum that extended into the liver. The cyst had a gastric mucosal lining, and there was evidence of ulceration. The occurrence of an alimentary duplication within the liver has been described in only one previous report.

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