Continuous communicating esophageal and gastric duplication

J Pediatr Surg. 1997 May;32(5):775-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(97)90033-6.


Duplications of the esophagus or stomach alone are infrequent, and complete foregut duplication has only rarely been described. Most combined esophagogastric duplications present within the first year of life, and if communication with the normal alimentary tract does occur, it does so only either above or below the diaphragm. This report illustrates a case of continuous duplication of the esophagus and stomach with communication to the normal alimentary tract at both proximal and distal ends. Operative management and a review of the literature and embryology are described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Esophagus / abnormalities*
  • Esophagus / surgery
  • Female
  • Gastrostomy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Stomach / abnormalities*
  • Stomach / surgery