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A case of giant ileal duplication in an adult, successfully treated with laparoscope-assisted surgery

Authors
  • Matsumoto, Yasunori1
  • Tohma, Takayuki1
  • Miyauchi, Hideaki1
  • Suzuki, Kazufumi1
  • Nishimori, Takanori1
  • Ohira, Gaku1
  • Narushima, Kazuo1
  • Muto, Yorihiko1
  • Maruyama, Tetsuro1
  • Matsubara, Hisahiro1
  • 1 Chiba University, Department of Frontier Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1Inohana, Chuo-Ku, Chiba-Shi, Chiba, 260-8670, Japan , Chiba-Shi (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Case Reports
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
Jan 30, 2015
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s40792-015-0019-3
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Alimentary tract duplication is a rare congenital malformation but can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. Most patients become symptomatic in early childhood, and only a few cases of adult patients have been reported in the literature. We herein report a unique case of a giant ileal duplication in an adult, which was successfully treated with laparoscope-assisted surgery. A 60-year-old male was admitted because of abdominal pain. Imaging studies revealed a well-defined cystic mass, measuring 15 cm, in the ileocecal region. We diagnosed it as a duplicated ileum and performed laparoscope-assisted surgery. The duplication was successfully resected with attached normal ileum, and there were no major complications in the postoperative course.

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