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Case report
Caecal duplication cyst leading to intussusception in an adult
  1. Maha A Al-Shaibi1,
  2. Sameer B Raniga2,
  3. Abdul N M Asghar1 and
  4. Ikhtiyar S Al Tubi3
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  2. 2 Radiology Department, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  3. 3 Department of General Surgery, Oman Medical Speciality Board, Al-Athaiba, Oman
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maha A Al-Shaibi, maha_shaibi{at}


Colonic duplication cyst is an uncommon cause of intussusception in adults. We report a case of caecal duplication cyst in a 24-year-old adult with a 3-year history of recurrent abdominal pain mainly in the periumbilical region. CT and MRI of the abdomen showed a lesion suggesting an caecal duplication cyst within an intussuception. The patient underwent diagnostic laparoscopy and was found to have a caecal duplication cyst acting as a lead point for the intusseception for which laparoscopic-assisted resection was performed. The histological examination confirmed the presence of intestinal duplication cyst without any underlying malignancy.

  • cecal Duplication Cyst
  • colonic duplication cyst
  • duplication cyst
  • intestinal obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Cecum
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  • Contributors MAA-S: main contributor and the person who managed the case and did all the revision. SBR: the one who read the patient images, contribute to the diagnosis and who wrote the radiology part. ANMA: involved in the management of the patient and writing the history and physical examination. ISAT: did the literature review and wrote the discussion.

  • 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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