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Case Study





Shubha H V, Archana Shetty, Vijaya C, Venkatachalapathy V


ABSTRACT: Intestinal duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies that are usually detected during infancy or early childhood. Though they can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, small intestine is the commonest site of occurrence. Majority of the enteric cysts have a communication with the adjacent bowel  Completely isolated enteric duplication cysts are a rare variety of duplication cysts having no communication with any part of the adjacent bowel segment and an independent blood supply. These cysts often present with non- specific symptoms like abdominal pain and vomiting thereby ,highlighting the importance of ultrasound as an aid to precise and timely diagnosis.  Histopathological examination is confirmatory, with excision of the cyst being the preferred treatment. We present a rare case of an isolated intestinal duplication cyst in a teenage boy which remained undetected in childhood.


KEY WORDS: Duplication cysts, abdominal pain, enteric cyst, histopathology, resection


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 To cite this article:

Shubha H V, Shetty A, Vijaya C, Venkatachalapathy V. Rare case of an isolated enteric duplication cyst in a teenager. Int. J. Med. Lab. Res. 2020; 5,2:73-76.

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