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J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2002 Dec;12(6):453-6.

Rectal duplication cyst in an adult: the laparoscopic approach.

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Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Rectal duplication cyst (RDC) is a rare congenital anomaly representing 1% to 8% of all intestinal duplications. The case presented here is the first report of the laparoscopic resection of an RDC.

METHODS:

We report the case of a 49-year-old white woman in whom a retrorectal cystic mass measuring 5 x 5.3 x 6 cm was diagnosed. The mass was completely resected by means of laparoscopic techniques.

RESULTS:

Pathologic findings revealed a cystic structure partially lined with squamous as well as respiratory- and gastrointestinal-type epithelium. Muscularis propria was identified in the outer portions of the wall of the specimen. No atypia or malignancy was identified. The overall findings were consistent with an RDC.

CONCLUSIONS:

Laparoscopic resection constitutes an excellent and patient-friendly approach to the management of large adult cystic duplication of the rectum.

PMID:
12590729
DOI:
10.1089/109264202762252758
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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