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Pediatr Surg Int. 2007 Sep;23(9):919-21.

Anterior colorectal duplication presenting as rectal prolapse.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico.


Duplications of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are rare. Only 5% of them are rectal and there are very few reports of rectal prolapse (RP) caused by a duplication. An 11 month-old female presented with a RP caused by a blind-ended anterior tubular colorectal duplication. The duplication was successfully opened and connected to the normal rectum without complications. Although infrequent, a rectal duplication should be considered in the differential diagnosis of RP.

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