Duplication Cysts in the Oesophagus and Pylorus of a Juvenile Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus): A Case Report

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Biology, Engineering, Medicine and Science Reports,2019,5,1,xx-xx.
Published:July 2019
Type:Case Report
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Andrew Y Kushnir, Tiffany Ng, David Kilroy, and Hanne Jahns

School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, IRELAND

Abstract:

Duplication cysts of the gastrointestinal tract in mammals are rare congenital anomalies that arise during embryonic development. Finding these cysts in a juvenile Grey seal is also a rare observation. We report here a coincidental finding of two gastrointestinal duplication cysts in a 4-week-old female Grey seal, which was found on a beach on the East coast of Ireland. Gross anatomical features of the esophagus and pylorus together with the histological features of the cyst are presented.