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Duplication of the transverse colon in an adult: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23382641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tubular duplication of the colon is very rare especially in adulthood, because it is frequently symptomatic earlier in newborn life, so only few cases are reported in literature. Several theories are proposed to explain the onset and the evolution of gut malformations as the aberrant lumen recanalization or the diverticular theory, the alteration of the lateral closure of the embryonal disk or finally the dorsal protrusion of the yolk-sac for herniation or adhesion to the ectoderm for an abnormality of the longitudinal line, but none clarifies the exact genesis of duplication. We present a case of "Y-shaped" tubular duplication of the transverse colon in a 21-year-old adult, with a history of chronic pain and constipation, referred to our department for abdominal pain with retrosternal irradiation, treated with the resection of the aberrant bowel.
Filippo Banchini; Rocco Delfanti; Evelina Begnini; Maria Candida Tripodi; Patrizio Capelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  19     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-05     Completed Date:  2013-12-06     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Colon, Transverse / abnormalities*,  surgery
Constipation / etiology
Digestive System Abnormalities* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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