Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Rare Case of Small Bowel Duplication and Literature Review

Piazza Caterina Domenica, Barrile Ornella, Salvatore Lo Bianco*, Centonze Danilo Corrado and Piazza Vincenzo Gaetano

Surgical Oncology Unit, Garibaldi-Nesima Hospital, Italy

*Correspondance to: Salvatore Lo Bianco 

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Introduction: The bowel duplications are very rare and they include 0.1% to 0.3% of all congenital malformation. Small intestine is the commonest site (44%) of enteric duplication. Case: A 26-yeras old female referred abdominal pain. The abdomen CT scan shows a cystic neoformation with fluid density, size of 50 mm. A resection of the ileal tract affected by the neoformation is performed and an isoperistaltic latero-lateral anastomosis is performed. Discussion: Intestinal duplication represents a congenital anomaly of the intestine that is found mainly in infants. Intestinal duplication is often associated with other gastrointestinal and extraintestinal anomalies. It can have a spherical or tubular shape; in the jejunum it occurs as a tubular duplication, while in the ileum as a spherical duplication. Conclusion: Treatment of intestinal duplications varies according to the presentation of the malformation. The usual approach remains, intestinal resection with primary anastomosis.


Domenica PC, Ornella B, Bianco SL, Corrado CD, Gaetano PV. A Rare Case of Small Bowel Duplication and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3359.

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