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Mil Med. 2008 May;173(5):513-4.

Enteritis cystica profunda: is trauma the etiology? Interval development in the previously normal ileum: a case report and literature review.

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Department of General Surgery, Naval Medical Center, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197, USA.


Although well described in the colon, enteritis cystica profunda is an extremely rare lesion of the small intestine with only a few cases documented in English medical literature. It is a benign condition most often associated with Crohn's disease or Peutz-Jeghers syndrome in the adult. It has been described presenting as ileoileal intussusception in the pediatric population. We report a case of enteritis cystica profunda found incidentally on exploratory laparotomy with evidence of interval development over a 5-month period confirming trauma as the etiology.

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