Laparoscopic Diagnosis and Excision of a Giant Sigmoid Cystic Duplication

Mirko Bertozzi, MD, and Antonino Appignani, MD, PhDS.C. di Clinica Chirurgica Pediatrica, Universita` degli Studi di Perugia, Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia, Perugia, Italy (all authors).

ABSTRACTThe authors report a very rare case of giant duplication of sigmoid colon in a 4-year-old girl successfully diagnosed and treated with a laparoscopy-assisted technique. This case shows that laparoscopy is useful in definitive diagnosis of giant cystic masses with a preoperative undiagnosed origin. Laparoscopy-assisted treatment of these benign masses may be realized, even in difficult cases such as the one described.

Key Words: Enteric duplications, Abdominal cyst, Sigmoid colon, Pediatric age.

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