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What three characteristics best describe duplications of the alimentary tract?
Duplications of the alimentary tract make up a group of rare malformations, estimated to occur in 1 per 100,000 births that vary greatly in appearance, size, location and symptoms . First described in 1733 by Calder, Ladd in 1937 introduced the term “duplications of the alimentary tract” to describe a group of congenital anomalies having three characteristics
- presence of a well developed coat of smooth muscle
- epithelial lining representing some portion of the alimentary tract
- intimately attached to some portion of the gastrointestinal tract 
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Last updated: October 15, 2018
, , and David Schindel. "Gastrointestinal Duplications." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829466/all/Gastrointestinal_Duplications.
, Schindel D. Gastrointestinal Duplications. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829466/all/Gastrointestinal_Duplications. Accessed April 18, 2019.
, ., & Schindel, D. (2018). Gastrointestinal Duplications. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829466/all/Gastrointestinal_Duplications
, Schindel D. Gastrointestinal Duplications [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829466/all/Gastrointestinal_Duplications.
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