Annals of Pediatric Surgery

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Noncommunicating Isolated Enteric Duplication Cyst in the Abdomen in Children: Report of One Case and Review of the Literature

HY Kim, SH Kim, KW Park, SE Jung


Noncommunicating isolated enteric duplications in the abdomen are an extremely rare variant of enteric duplications with their own blood supply. We report a case of a noncommunicating isolated ileal duplication in a 10-month-old boy. He was admitted because of severe abdominal distension and developed irritability abruptly. Abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography scan revealed a closed loop of small bowel that was dilated severely. A large tubular cyst hanging on the narrow vascular pedicle arising from the base of the terminal ileum mesentery was found with torsion of the pedicle in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Laparoscopic excision was performed successfully. Here, we will also review the previously reported cases to raise awareness of noncommunicating isolated enteric duplications in the literature.

Keywords: Abdomen, Children, Duplication, Isolated, Noncommunicating
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