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Korean J Intern Med. 2012 Mar;27(1):103-6. doi: 10.3904/kjim.2012.27.1.103. Epub 2012 Feb 28.

Adenocarcinoma arising in a duplication of the cecum.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Intestinal duplications are rare developmental abnormalities that may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The possibility of a malignant change occurring in these duplications is very low. We present a case of adenocarcinoma arising in a duplication of the cecum. A 41-year-old male patient was admitted because of a palpable abdominal mass. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a 6-cm, peripheral wall-enhanced, round, cystic mass in the cecal area. Excision of the mesenteric mass and a right hemicolectomy was performed. Upon histologic examination, the patient was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma arising in a duplication of the cecum.

KEYWORDS:

Adenocarcinoma; Cecum; Congenital abnormalities

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22403508
PMCID:
PMC3295976
DOI:
10.3904/kjim.2012.27.1.103
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