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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 6143570, 5 pages
Case Report

Endoscopic Treatment of Colonic Duplication Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Internal Medicine, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
2Department of Medicine, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
3Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Rajat Garg; moc.liamg@tajargragrd

Received 13 September 2017; Revised 4 January 2018; Accepted 16 January 2018; Published 13 February 2018

Academic Editor: Engin Altintas

Copyright © 2018 Rajat Garg 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.


Colonic duplication cysts are a rare congenital abnormality commonly presenting before two years of age. In adults, it has been rarely reported, most often as an incidental finding. We report a case of 42-year-old female complaining of constipation and lower abdominal pain. Patient’s CT scan of the abdomen showed a cystic lesion at hepatic flexure and the diagnosis was confirmed endoscopically using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The cyst was treated employing hot snare to expose the cyst cavity. On our literature search, there have been no reported cases of colonic duplication cyst treated endoscopically. We here discuss incidence, diagnosis, characteristics, and treatment of duplication cysts with special emphasis on endoscopic therapy.