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Enteric duplication cysts, sometimes simply called duplication cysts, are rare congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract. They most frequently occur in. Gastrointestinal tract duplication cysts are rare congenital gastrointestinal malformation in young patients and adults. They consist of foregut duplication cysts. multiple opacities with a calcium density in midabdomen INTESTINAL DUPLICATION Includes: Duplication intestinale Intestinale Duplikation DuplicaciĆ³n.

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Two of them involved patients with bronchogenic cyst who received pre and postprocedure prophylactic antibiotics. Views Read Edit View history.

Jejunal duplications are the most common, followed by ileal and duodenal duplications. Enteric duplication cysts in children: Articles from Journal of Ultrasound are provided here courtesy of Springer.

The infant presented as a healthy baby with timely achievement of the appropriate neurodevelopmental milestones and no significant medical history. Clinically, a duplication cyst may present as an asymptomatic mass or with an occlusive framework intussusception or volvulus.

The duplicwtion was surgically resected.

Duplication cysts: Diagnosis, management, and the role of endoscopic ultrasound

On EUS, esophageal duplication cysts will often appear as a periesophageal homogenous hypoechoic intestinlae with multi-layered wall and well-defined margins, although sometimes the lesion can manifest as an anechoic cyst if considerable central fluid is present[ 1 ] [ Figure 1 ].

Intestinal duplications are rare congenital anomalies that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. Dupliation asymptomatic cases, surgery can be considered as the cyst could develop ulceration or perforation and the short-term intesttinale outcome in these patients has been excellent.

Duplication of the alimentary tract. A congenital condition rarely reported in adult. All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation institutional and national and with the Helsinki Declaration ofand its late amendments.


The patient is continuing to do well and is currently undergoing outpatient follow-up with our pediatric surgeons. A case of a duodenal duplication cyst presenting as melena. When diagnosed these lesions should be surgically resected to avoid future possible complications.

Enteric duplication cyst

The submucosa may be difficult to see and has no universally agreed upon appearance. Colorectal duplication in adults: The prevalence of esophageal duplications cysts is 0. Duplications occurring high in the gastrointestinal tract e. Concerns regarding causing an adverse event following EUS-guided FNA of esophageal duplication cysts are well founded.

In asymptomatic cases, surgical resection has been suggested due to the rare development of complications or malignancy, but many of these lesions can be safely observed. EUS-FNA of duplication cysts can carry an increased risk of complications, but may be warranted to obtain a definitive diagnosis and to rule out more serious pathology. It is also evident how one or more connections or even none may occur between the bowel and its duplicate [ 4 ].

A long, distally closed tubular duplication can simulate chylous ascites [ 3 ]. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Peristalsis in duplication cyst: Fine needle aspiration biopsy of gastric duplication cysts with endoscopic ultrasound guidance. Journal List J Ultrasound v. Smaller lesions can act as a so-called “lead point” for intussusception. Regarding the treatment, duodenal cysts are usually treated with surgical resection, although endoscopic treatment has been reported especially in cases where the duplication is in close proximity to the major duodenal papillae.


However, the double-wall sign may be seen with other cystic lesions. They can contain at least one outer muscular layer with an inner gastrointestinal mucosal lining.

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Lee NK, et al. Rarely, malignant transformation can occur in the setting of gastric mucosa heterotopia within the duplication cyst. Nonetheless, the demonstration of a cystic mass adjacent to the bowel should prompt the consideration of a duplication cyst [ 6 ]. Partial intestinal obstruction secondary to multiple lipomas within jejunal duplication inteetinale The authors present a case of enteric cystic duplication and its ultrasound appearance in a month-old Caucasian, female infant.

Eur J Pediatr Surg. CT findings of two cases.

In any case, surgical versus nonsurgical management of asymptomatic duplication cysts is likely to remain controversial until we understand more about the time course and risk factors associated with their malignant degeneration.

Clinical characteristics, embryological hypotheses, histological findings, treatment. Intestines Intestinal atresia Duodenal atresia Meckel’s diverticulum Hirschsprung’s disease Intestinal malrotation Dolichocolon Enteric duplication cyst.

Inoue Y, Nakamura H. Cystic duplication of transverse colon: Despite these potential pitfalls, the presence of a bi-layered parietal cystic appearance is highly suggestive of intestinal duplication. Khoury and Rivera reported two cases where the gastric duplication cysts appear to originate from a respiratory diverticulum which arises from the ventral foregut. Ileal duplication in adults. The lesion was discovered during a staging computed tomography scan for uterine cancer.

Congenital disorders of digestive system.