Extensive gastric heterotopia of the small intestine resulting in massive gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel perforation, and death: Report a case and review of the literature

Michele P. Lambert, Debra S. Heller, Colin Bethel

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Abstract

Gastric heterotopia of the small intestine is a rare occurrence outside of Meckel's diverticulum and intestinal duplication. The vast majority of cases of gastric heterotopia occur as polypoid or tumorous lesions in the duodenum. These lesions have been associated with clinical symptoms including diarrhea, obstruction, dyspepsia, ulceration, and gastrointestinal bleeding. We present a case of gastric heterotopia that is unique because the lesions occurred as multiple, carpet-like, nonpolypoid areas throughout a large portion of the small intestine. A review of the literature is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Keywords

  • Duodenum
  • Gastric mucosa
  • Heterotopia
  • Ileum
  • Jejunum

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