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Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2000 Sep-Oct;3(5):497-500.

Adenomyoma arising in a meckel diverticulum: case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Pathology, Division of Pediatric Pathology, New York University Medical Center, 560 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.


We report a case of adenomyoma of the small intestine arising in a Meckel diverticulum. The patient was a 22-month-old boy who presented with signs and symptoms of intussusception. At surgery, a Meckel diverticulum was found and removed. On histologic examination, a tumor consisting of dilated cystic glands and smooth muscle bundles was identified. A diagnosis of adenomyoma arising in a Meckel diverticulum was made. A review of the literature showed that only six other pediatric cases of adenomyoma of the small intestine have been reported. The presence of an adenomyoma in a young patient within a Meckel diverticulum favors the view that adenomyomas are a variant of pancreatic heterotopia.

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