Cecal duplication causing a disappearing abdominal mass in an infant

Cecal duplication causing a disappearing abdominal mass in an infant

Author Martins, Jose Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cury, Edson Khodor Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Petrilli, A. S. Google Scholar
Martins, ECS Google Scholar
Neto, G. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare malformations. A case of a 2-year-old girl with an intestinal intussusception caused by a cystic duplication of the cecum is presented. This case report is justified by its clinical features and the difficult diagnosis, which was only confirmed during surgery. Ultrasonography had documented an abdominal mass that then disappeared and later reappeared, leading to surgical indication. During surgery, the intussusception within the abdomen was reduced, and right hemicolectomy was performed around the mass in the interior part of the cecum and appendix, with ileocolic anastomosis. On resecting the cecum, a cystic duplication measuring 4 x 3 cm was observed, with a granular mucous layer, an ulcerated hole in its interior, and inflammatory reaction. the patient had an uneventful recovery and was discharged on the fourth postoperative day. Copyright (C) 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company.
Keywords cecal duplication
intestinal duplication
intestinal intussusception
Language English
Date 2001-10-01
Published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co, v. 36, n. 10, p. 1581-1583, 2001.
ISSN 0022-3468 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co
Extent 1581-1583
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jpsu.2001.27057
Access rights Closed access
Type Editorial
Web of Science ID WOS:000171320000024
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26640

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