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.
- paediatric surgery
- neonatal and paediatric intensive care
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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.
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