Duplication cyst of the bowel causing ileal volvulus. A case report

  • PE Okoro
  • C Obiorah


A10 month old male infant presents to us with features of acute intestinal obstruction and a palpable abdominal mass of five days duration. A prior ultrasound report had made a diagnosis of intussusception. Subtle but
important details in history and examination cast doubts on the ultrasound diagnosis. Exploratory laparotomy revealed ileal volvulus secondary to duplication cyst. This case is reported because of its rarity and to show the
strength of sound clinical evaluation even in the face of technological advancements.

Keywords: Duplication cyst, alimentary tract, ileal volvulus


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