Miscellaneous abnormalities of the esophagus

Victor Casillas, Marco Amendola, Pedro Sebastian Paz, Bernard Beber

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Esophageal duplications have an estimated incidence of about 1 in 8,000 live births. They arise as epithelial-lined outpouchings of the primitive foregut and evolve to produce either cystic or tubular structures that do not communicate with the esophageal lumen. Cysts account for 80% of the duplications and are usually single fluid-filled structures found attached to the esophagus or to the tracheobronchial tree usually located within the right posterior inferior mediastinum (Long and Orlando 2010).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAbdominal Imaging
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9783642133275, 3642133266, 9783642133268
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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