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J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2001 Jun;7(1):26-30. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.13029/jkaps.2001.7.1.26
Kim DY , Kim SC , Kim IK .
Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Gastrointestinal duplications are rare congenital malformation that may require surgical intervention in the neonate, infant, and occasionally the older child. Symptoms produced by duplications vary according to their location, size, type and histology. We report the clinical characteristics and the surgical results of 9 cases of the gastrointestinal duplications treated at at Asan Medical Center between 1989 and 2000. Five patients were boys and four were girls; age of patients ranged from 5 days to 10 years. Eight duplications were cystic and one was tubular. One involved the stomach; five were in the ileum, and two in the cecum. The most common presentation was intestinal obstruction. There was associated anomaly in one patient, pulmonary sequestration and double ureter. Ectopic gastric mucosa was found in two. All patients underwent surgical resection. There was no perioperative mortality or morbidity. Although gastrointestinal duplication is a rare entity, consideration of associated anomalies and being familiar with the anatomy and clinical features are required for adequate management. In cystic form, complete excision is recommended but planned surgery is required for long segment tubular lesion.

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