BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222225
  • Rare disease

Caecal duplication cyst: a rare cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction

  1. Youssef Bouabdallah1,2
  1. 1Service de Chirurgie Pédiatrique 1, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II, Fés, Morocco
  2. 2Universite Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Fès, Morocco
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hicham Abdellaoui, drabdellaoui{at}
  • Accepted 22 December 2017
  • Published 11 January 2018


We report a rare case of duplication cyst of the caecum responsible for an intestinal obstruction in a 5-day-old newborn. Preoperatively, we suspected the diagnosis of enteric duplication as ultrasonography demonstrated a cystic mass in the right iliac fossa, and laparotomy confirmed an obstructive caecal mass which was resected and an end-to-end anastomosis was performed. The neonate completely recovered with an uneventful follow-up.


  • Contributors HA concepted the study, wrote the manuscript and participated in surgery and follow-up. AM operated the patient, supervised the work and reviewed the manuscript.MTC participated in the published work, especially in the writing of the initial draft. YB supervised the work and participated in a critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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