Small bowel (small intestine)
Congenital anomalies
Enterogenous cysts

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Enterogenous cysts small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Enterogenous cysts. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Found in wall of small bowel, mesentery, posterior mediastinum or rectorectal space
  • May be associated with vertebral body abnormalities
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by respiratory, small intestinal or gastric epithelium
  • Wall composed of irregularly oriented smooth muscle