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October 1974

Of Double Stomachs

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, and the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):555-557. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040073019

Two infants with gastric duplications were treated by resection. One required the additional removal of ectopic spleen and pancreas. In both cases, the displacement of a portion of pancreatic tissue from the ventral anlage to a position anterior and cephalad to the duplication strongly favors the "neurenteric band" theory of embryogenesis.