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Transverse colon duplication with chronic constipation in adult
  1. Yuliya Siamionava1,2,
  2. Aliaksandr Varabei1,2 and
  3. Anvar Makhmudov1,2
  1. 1 Surgery, Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, Minsk, Belarus
  2. 2 Proctology, Minsk Regional Hospital, Minsk, Belarus
  1. Correspondence to Ms Yuliya Siamionava, dzuliya2009{at}


Gastrointestinal duplications are extremely rare congenital abnormalities having definite difficulties to be diagnosed preoperatively. Most of them are presented at the oesophagus and ileum and only involve colon from 4% to 18%. We illustrate a case report of an 18-year-old female patient with transverse colon duplication. There were symptom manifestations such as chronic constipation with flatulence accompanied with abdominal pain. We demonstrate this case report due to non-specific clinical presentation and some difficulties to form preoperative diagnosis. The patient underwent surgery. Tubular transverse colon duplication communicated with normal bowel in the proximal part was revealed. We performed transverse colon resection with duplication. The postoperative period was uneventful.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • endoscopy
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  • AV and AM contributed equally.

  • Contributors YS reviewed the literature, drafted the first and second drafts and contributed to the final submission of the report. AV contributed to drafting the final paper. AM provided the barium and surgery images.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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