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Gastric Duplication Cyst Presenting as Acute Abdomen: A Case Report

Author(s): Kanchan Kayastha | Afzal Sheikh

Journal: APSP Journal of Case Reports
ISSN 2218-8185

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 6;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Gastric duplication cyst | Acute abdomen | Peritonitis

Gastric duplication cysts are rare variety of gastrointestinal duplications. Sometimes they may present with complications like hemorrhage, infection, perforation, volvulus, intussusception and rarely neoplastic changes in the gastric duplication cyst. We present one and half year old male child who developed sudden abdominal distension with pain and fever for two days. Ultrasound revealed a cystic mass in the hypochondrium and epigastric regions. On exploration an infected and perforated gastric duplication cyst was found. Surgical excision of most part of cyst wall with mucosal stripping of the rest was performed. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of gastric duplication cyst. Early surgical intervention can result in good outcome.
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