Laparoscopic resection of an isolated retroperitoneal enteric duplication in an infant

Ryota Souzaki, Satoshi Ieiri, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Akihiro Nishie, Yuhki Koga, Masaaki Kuda, Yoshinao Oda, Toshiro Hara, Makoto Hashizume, Tomoaki Taguchi

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Retroperitoneal enteric duplication (ED) without any communications to the alimentary tract is extremely rare. We herein report a laparoscopic resection of an isolated retroperitoneal ED in an infant. The patient was a 7-month-old girl, who was found shortly after birth to have a complex, 2 cm mass in the region of the right adrenal gland. The size and imaging appearance of the mass did not change over a 7-month observation period. We performed a laparoscopic resection of the mass, and pathology revealed an isolated ED. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal duplication cyst with the imaging findings of a polycystic lesion in an infant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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