Heterotopic liver of the jejunum: Report of a case and a review

James R. Newland, Rodney S. Markin, Richard B. Wilson, Jerry W. Jones

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A case of heterotopic liver of the jejunum confirmed by electron microscopy in a 2-year-old girl is described. We review the literature regarding heterotopic liver and discuss its embryogenesis. We suggest that in our case, there was trapping of hepatocyte-destined mesenchyme prior to biliary tree development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1989


  • Choristoma
  • Heterotopia
  • Jejunum
  • Liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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