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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 21, 2014; 20(39): 14263-14271
Published online Oct 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i39.14263
Table 1 Clinical presentation and differential diagnosis of alimentary tract duplications
LocationClinical presentationDifferential diagnosis
Foregut complicationsRespiratory distress, obstructionTracheoesophageal fistula, intrathoracic mass
Gastric and duodenal duplicationsHemorrhage, obstruction (ileus)Pyloric stenosis, gastroesophageal reflux
Gallblader duplicationsCholecystitis, peptic acid secretion into the biliary system causing signs and symptoms of inflammation, ulceration, and obstruction, IcterusGallblader atresia and cyst, pre-hepatic icterus
Duplications of the small intestineHemorrhage, obstruction (ileus), intussusceptionMeckel´diverticel, intussusception
Colonic and rectal duplicationsConstipation obstruction and volvulusConstipation, Hirschsprung´s disease