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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 537697, 2 pages
Case Report

Congenital Double Pylorus

Department of General Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Private Bag X3, Congella, 4013 Durban, South Africa

Received 20 June 2012; Accepted 24 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Imagawa and R. Kochhar

Copyright © 2012 Ruvashni Naidoo and Bhugwan Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The double pylorus is an uncommon finding and maybe congenital due to gastrointestinal duplication abnormality or more commonly secondary to peptic ulcer disease. The case we present is an elderly patient with mild dyspeptic symptoms who had an upper endoscopy as part of her investigative workup. The congenital double pylorus, being asymptomatic, may often go undetected. It is sometimes found incidentally on upper endoscopy, but needs no directed therapy. It is not associated with any specific complication.