June 1972


Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(6):612. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110120136025

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To the Editor.—Dr. Szalay's letter emphasizes a point made in our paper that, "We do not believe that all enteric duplications are derived by such a pathogenetic scheme" (in-utero vascular abnormality). We concur with the need for such emphasis.

The presence of pancreatic tissue in gastric duplications is unexplained on firm scientific grounds although one could "arm-chair postulate" all sorts of dysembryogenetic influences.

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