Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 209–212

CT manifestations of ileal dysgenesis

  • Amy P. Oberhelman
  • Thomas E. Herman
  • William H. McAlister
  • James P. Keating
  • Michael D. Rollins
  • Patrick A. Dillon
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-006-0351-7

Cite this article as:
Oberhelman, A.P., Herman, T.E., McAlister, W.H. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2007) 37: 209. doi:10.1007/s00247-006-0351-7

Abstract

Ileal dysgenesis is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology occurring in the distal ileum in the region of the vitelline duct. The CT appearance of this lesion, although not previously described to our knowledge, is characteristic. We report a patient with ileal dysgenesis who had an abdominal CT scan to evaluate chronic iron deficiency anemia and protein-losing enteropathy. Recognition of this lesion by pediatric radiologists is important; so that surgical treatment, which is simple and effective, can be initiated quickly.

Keywords

Ileal dysgenesis Meckel’s diverticulum Child 

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy P. Oberhelman
    • 1
  • Thomas E. Herman
    • 1
  • William H. McAlister
    • 1
  • James P. Keating
    • 2
  • Michael D. Rollins
    • 3
  • Patrick A. Dillon
    • 3
  1. 1.Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of RadiologySt. Louis Children’s HospitalSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Mallinckrodt Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of GastroenterologySt. Louis Children’s HospitalSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Washington University School of MedicineSt. Louis Children’s HospitalSt. LouisUSA

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