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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 461-472

Foregut cystic developmental malformation: New taxonomy and classification - Unifying embryopathological concepts

1 Methodist University Hospital, Memphis 38103, USA
2 Department of Transplant Surgery, Memphis 38104, USA
3 Section of Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Room S1008, 10 Thomas, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
4 Department of Transplant Surgery, 1265 Union Avenue, 10 Thomas, S1003, Memphis, TN 38104, Nosratollah Nezakatgoo, M.D., F.A.C.S, USA
5 Transplant and Hepatobiliary Services, Nazih Zudhi Transplant Institute, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112, USA

Correspondence Address:
Sharad Sharma
Department of Transplant Surgery, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN 38104
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.56119

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Foregut cystic developmental malformations are rare developmental anomalies. The problems inherent to these malformations are their presentation across specialties that include embryology, anatomy, pathology, thoracic foregut surgery, pediatric surgery and general abdominal surgery. The direct consequence of this variation has resulted in diverse terminology, classification and a failure to identify the correlation. The article aims to summarize and unify the embryological concepts of foregut cystic malformation, to suggest a generic title to the various groups of these interrelated disorders and a uniform use of nomenclature on the basis of unifying concepts of embryopathogeneis.

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