CECAL DUPLICATION CYST-MIMICKING AS ACUTE APPENDICITIS: A RARE CASE REPORT
Himmat Singh Rathore*, Takio Tey, G. S. Bhatia, Ankur Varma, Parag Deshmukh, S. G. S. Datta, Ravikant Narain and Kruti Agarwal
Duplication cysts of the alimentary tract are very rare congenital anomalies. They occur most commonly in the ileum and are rare in the caecum. Multiple theories have been proposed, but no single theory explains the all known variants. It can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract from oesophagus to anus and always occurs on the mesenteric side. Duplication cysts are often confused as intussusception, appendicitis, or Meckel's diverticulum.  Surgery is the treatment of choice and this condition has an excellent prognosis. We report a case of caecal duplication that mimicked symptoms of acute appendicitis. Diagnosis of cecal duplication cyst was confirmed on histopathology.
Keywords: Cecum, duplication cyst, intussusception.
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