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2023 Jan 31

Acta Biomed



A rare case of duplication of the descending colon in a pregnant woman: case report and literature review.


Cherchi V, Intini S, Velkoski J, Calandra S, Ventin M, Della Martina M, Lorenzin D, Driul L, Terrosu G
Acta Biomed. 2023 Jan 31; 94(S1):e2023042.
PMID: 36718780.


Gastrointestinal duplications are uncommon congenital abnormalities that can occur anywhere throughout the intestinal tract. The small bowel is more interested than the large one. Duplications are schematically classified as spherical and tubular, respectively representing 80% and 20% of cases, with different relationships and communications with the native intestinal wall. Although typically diagnosed during infancy and early childhood, tubular colonic sub-type stays frequently hidden for several years until a complication occurs.