Common characteristics of jejunal heterotopic gastric tissue in children: a case report with review of the Uterature

Boybeyi Ö., KARNAK İ., Guecer S., ORHAN D., Senocak M. E.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.43, no.7, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.02.072
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: jejunum, intussusception, heterotopic gastric mucosa, ectopic gastric tissue, child, SMALL-BOWEL, MUCOSA, INTUSSUSCEPTION, DUODENUM, ULCER
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


polypoid lesion located in the proximal jejunum, The polypoid lesion was diagnosed as heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM). Jejunal HGM is a very rare entity, and review of the literature revealed common characteristics in children with this pathologic condition. The usual presenting age is about 14 years, and the common clinical picture is intermittent intussusceptions. Jejunal HGM is usually polypoid and predominantly located within a few centimeters distal to ligament of Treitz. The aforementioned characteristics should suggest jejunal HGM be included in the differential diagnosis of jejunal polypoid lesions in children. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.