Enteritis cystica profunda mimicking acute abdominal picture in a twelve-year-old boy


Salman A., Gogus S., Tanyel F. C. , Akcoren Z., Hicsonmez A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.8, no.3, pp.168-169, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1071146
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-169

Abstract

Enteritis cystica profunda, an uncommon condition, is characterized by nonneoplastic cystic spaces within the wall of the small bowel. The third case of enteritis cystica profunda in children is presented with special emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. This rare entity may mimic acute abdomen and should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis. Surgical excision of the involved segment is the appropriate treatment.