Laparoscopic approach to non-communicating intestinal duplication cyst in adult

Jorge F. Tufiño, Darwin S. Espin, Miguel A. Moyon, Fernando X. Moyon, Jaime M. Cevallos, Lenin J. Guzmán, Gabriel A. Molina

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Intestinal duplication is rare congenital pathology generally diagnosed in infancy or early childhood. Presentation in adults is extremely rare. We present a case of a 36-year-old otherwise healthy female patient without any past medical history. She presented with a month of lower abdominal pain, clinical examination revealed pain and a palpable mass in the lower abdomen. CT scan confirmed a cystic mass dependent of the cecum wall and colonoscopy showed an extrinsic compression of the lateral wall of the ascending colon. However, the mucosa and the rest of the colon appeared normal. Since pain became more intense laparoscopy was performed and a cystic mass dependent on the cecum was discovered. Laparoscopic hemicolectomy was performed. Patient underwent full recovery. On follow up controls, pathology described intestinal cystic duplication of the colonic wall.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberrjy061
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes


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