CT manifestations of ileal dysgenesis

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007


  • Child
  • Ileal dysgenesis
  • Meckel's diverticulum


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