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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 362478, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction in Infants: Ileum Duplication Cyst and Literature Review

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
2University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
3Department of Pathology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey

Received 5 April 2015; Revised 5 July 2015; Accepted 6 July 2015

Academic Editor: Ruud J. L. F. Loffeld

Copyright © 2015 Mehmet Serif Arslan 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.


Cases of neonatal gastrointestinal system (GIS) obstruction are quite complex for pediatric surgery clinics. A rare cause of intestinal obstruction is the duplication cyst (DC). A three-day-old male patient presented at our clinic with a history of abdominal distension and bilious vomiting on the second day following birth. Although pathology had not yet been determined from observation and examination, surgery was performed when the patient could not tolerate oral feeding. An ileal DC forming an incomplete obstruction was observed. Ileoileal anastomosis was performed on the patient. Because DCs can present with different clinical symptoms, it is quite difficult to diagnose them in neonate patients. Lacking an imaging method that can provide an exact diagnosis, the diagnostic laparotomy is a suitable approach for both diagnosis and treatment to avoid delays in treatment.