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2022 Dec 06

World J Clin Cases



Colonic tubular duplication combined with congenital megacolon: A case report.


Zhang Z-M, Kong S, Gao X-X, Jia X-H, Zheng C-N
World J Clin Cases. 2022 Dec 06; 10(34):12768-12774.
PMID: 36579111.


Colonic duplication refers to a spherical or tubular cavity which shows similar properties with the native colon and is attached to the mesenteric side of the alimentary tract. It is the rarest in alimentary tract duplications. Based upon anatomic feature, colonic duplications can be classified as spherical (cystic) or tubular, with the latter being less common (approximately 20%). Symptoms of colonic duplication are dependent on the duplication site and extent, and patient age, Usually, patients with colonic duplication manifest typical intestinal obstruction, potentially accompanied by recurrent dark or bright red bloody stool, varying degrees of anemia-related symptoms, and body wasting.