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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 503691, 3 pages
Case Report

Anal Canal Duplication in an 11-Year-Old-Child

1Departement of Pediatric Gastro-Enterology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185 , 9000 Ghent, Belgium
2Departement of Pediatric Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
3Departement of Pediatric Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Received 24 June 2013; Accepted 13 August 2013

Academic Editors: R. J. L. F. Loffeld and J. Theisen

Copyright © 2013 S. Van Biervliet et al. 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.


Anal canal duplication (ACD) is the least frequent digestive duplication. Symptoms are often absent but tend to increase with age. Recognition is, however, important as almost half of the patients with ACD have concomitant malformations. We present the clinical history of an eleven-year-old girl with ACD followed by a review of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis based on all the reported cases in English literature.