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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2018, Article ID 2678782, 4 pages
Case Report

A Midgut Duplication Cyst Lined by Respiratory Epithelium

1Colorectal Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK
2Histolopathology Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Balaji Mahendran; moc.liamg@ijalab.nardneham

Received 28 November 2017; Accepted 29 January 2018; Published 12 March 2018

Academic Editor: Dimitrios Mantas

Copyright © 2018 Balaji Mahendran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Duplication cysts are an uncommon finding. Majority of these cases are found in the region of the midgut, and many have been reported in literature. However, there has been only one previous case of a midgut duplication cyst lined by respiratory epithelium. This is a rare pathology, of which very little is known about. The pathophysiology of these cases is also difficult to explain. We aim to present a case of a midgut duplication cyst in a paediatric patient, who had other abnormalities as well. We also aim to offer a hypothesis for this case.