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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 2858723, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2858723
Case Report

Tubular Duplication of the Midgut Presenting with Acute Abdomen and Hematochezia: A Case Report from Northern Tanzania

1Department of General Surgery, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, P.O. Box 3010, Moshi, Tanzania
2Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania
3Department of Anesthesia, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, P.O. Box 3010, Moshi, Tanzania
4Department of Pathology, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, P.O. Box 3010, Moshi, Tanzania
5Department of Pediatrics, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, P.O. Box 3010, Moshi, Tanzania

Correspondence should be addressed to Ayesiga M. Herman

Received 11 October 2017; Accepted 14 December 2017; Published 24 January 2018

Academic Editor: Paola De Nardi

Copyright © 2018 Ayesiga M. Herman 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.

Abstract

Enteric duplication is one of the rare malformations affecting the small intestine more than the other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. It poses a challenge in diagnosis due to nonspecific symptoms that may mimic other pathologies. Furthermore, the management options including total resection, mucosal striping, and internal drainage of the duplicate depend on the presentation of the patient, site, and length of the involved bowel. We present the first documented case of enteric duplication in Tanzania, a 3-year-old male, who was found to have a 90 cm long jejunoileal duplicate. We discuss the presentation and management offered.