Duodenal duplication cyst in an adult: a rare case.

Raghunath P, and Neha K, and Sakshi S, and Rajgopal S, and Kuladeepa AV, (2014) Duodenal duplication cyst in an adult: a rare case. Journal of Surgical Academia, 4 (1). pp. 57-59. ISSN 2231-7481


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Duodenal duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies, found commonly in infants and children. In rare instances they can occur in adults, often manifesting clinically as pancreatitis. We here present one such case of an 18-year-old female, who presented with symptoms of duodenal obstruction, weight loss and pancreatitis. She was diagnosed as having a duodenal duplication cyst (DDC) on a CT scan. She made a good recovery after a total cyst excision. This case report aims to highlight the importance of clinicians having duplication cysts in their list of differential diagnoses as these cases are often under-diagnosed due to their rare occurrences.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Duodenum; duplication cyst; adult; pancreatitis; vomiting; ERCP; surgery.
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:7700
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:07 Oct 2014 11:15
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:44

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