Foregut duplication cyst

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Foregut duplication cyst is an uncommon benign anomaly of the foregut.




  • Varied lining epithelium[3] - may be one or combination of the following:
    • Respiratory-type epithelium.
    • Squamous epithelium.
    • Cuboidal epithelium.
  • Negative for atypia.

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Esophagus (Submitted as “Esophageal Cyst”), Excision: 
- Compatible with cyst wall lined by respiratory-type epithelium. 
- NEGATIVE for malignancy. 

See also


  1. Wang, D.; Du, LC.; Wang, QX.; Wang, Z. (Apr 2015). "Esophagectomy for a rapidly progressing esophageal duplication cyst.". Ann Thorac Surg 99 (4): e79-81. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.01.047. PMID 25841854.
  2. Nazem, M.; Amouee, AB.; Eidy, M.; Khan, IA.; Javed, HA.. "Duplication of cervical oesophagus: a case report and review of literatures.". Afr J Paediatr Surg 7 (3): 203-5. doi:10.4103/0189-6725.70429. PMID 20859033.
  3. Iacobuzio-Donahue, Christine A.; Montgomery, Elizabeth A. (2005). Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology: A Volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series (1st ed.). Churchill Livingstone. pp. 3. ISBN 978-0443066573.