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ENTERIC AND RECTAL DUPLICATIONS AND DUPLICATION CYSTS IN THE ADULT

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Alimentary tract duplication and duplication cysts are rare congenital malformations. The ileum is the most frequently affected site. However, alimentary tract duplication and duplication cysts can occur at any point along the gastrointestinal tract. Early diagnosis and prompt surgical treatment is the best way to prevent associated morbidity. This article presents the cases of three patients admitted to Gulhane Military Medical Academy with signs of acute abdomen, intra-abdominal mass and chronic abdominal pain. These patients were found to have enteric duplication, duplication cyst and/or retro-rectal cyst. The literature on alimentary tract duplications is reviewed.
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Keywords: duplication cyst; enteric duplication; rectal duplication;  adult

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Surgery and 2: Radiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey

Publication date: 01 March 2005

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