Cystic duplication of transverse colon: an unusual case of abdominal pain and bowel obstruction

Cavallaro, Giuseppe and Arena, Rossella and D'Ermo, Giuseppe and Basile, Ursula and Polistena, Andrea and Scorsi, Alessandro and Mingazzini, Pietro Luigi and De Toma, Giorgio (2010) Cystic duplication of transverse colon: an unusual case of abdominal pain and bowel obstruction. Il giornale di chirurgia, 31 (5). pp. 236-238. ISSN 1971-145X

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Gatrointestinal duplications are rare congenital anomalies, usually detected prenatally or in the first two years of life, although they can be diagnosed even in older age. Within the abdomen, a small bowel location is the most frequent (more than 50% of cases), while colonic site accounts for 17% of patients; transverse colonic location is very rare. These lesions can vary in shape, being cystic or tubular, and tipically show the same structure of the adjacent normal bowel, with which they can have direct communication. The most of case of intestinal duplication in adults present with acute abdomen and bowel obstruction, and are more common in the ileum than in the colon. When diagnosed these lesions should be surgically resected to avoid future possible complications The Authors present a case of cystic duplication of transverse colon in a young adult male, cause of acute abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction, thus requiring urgent surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intestinal duplication - Giant true duverticula - Cystic duplication
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 16:17
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 16:17

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