Esophageal Duplication

  • Etiology: abnormal budding of gastrointestinal tract lined with GI epithelium
  • Clinical: 20% of duplication cysts, presents incidentally

Cases of Esophageal Duplication

CXR and CT of esophageal duplication
CXR shows a right sided retrohilar mass and a chest CT with contrast shows the mass to be non-enhancing, posterior to the right bronchi, and next to the esophagus.
CXR and CT of esophageal duplication
CXR shows a subtle double density over the left side of the heart in the paraspinal region. Axial CT with contrast of the chest shows a soft tissue mass in the posterior mediastinum on the left.