O. B. MAYER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Enteric cysts, sometimes called enterogenous or developmental cysts, are structurally similar to the intestines. Their cavity, containing a mucoid substance, is usually lined by epithelial cells with an underlying layer of lymphoid tissue and smooth muscle. Increasing internal pressure and consequent impairment of blood supply may cause localized atrophy or other structural changes. According to Ewing,1 their origin is from some bud or pouch along the intestinal tract, and Evans2 believes them to be related to the more common diverticula of childhood. The usual location in the ileocecal area may be explained by the fact that there is a remnant
MAYER OB. ENTERIC CYSTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:797–805. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-797
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):797-805.
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