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Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Feb;37(2):209-12. Epub 2006 Nov 9.

CT manifestations of ileal dysgenesis.

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  • 1Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 510 South Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.


Ileal dysgenesis is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology occurring in the distal ileum in the region of the vitelline duct. The CT appearance of this lesion, although not previously described to our knowledge, is characteristic. We report a patient with ileal dysgenesis who had an abdominal CT scan to evaluate chronic iron deficiency anemia and protein-losing enteropathy. Recognition of this lesion by pediatric radiologists is important; so that surgical treatment, which is simple and effective, can be initiated quickly.

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