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Laparoscopic resection of ileocaecal duplication in children (report of 15 cases)

 Department of General Surgery, Soochow University Affiliated Children's Hospital, Suzhou, China

Correspondence Address:
Jian Wang,
92# Zhongnan Street, SIP, Suzhou
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_120_19

PMID: 31929221

Background: Enteric duplication is a congenital anomaly with varied clinical presentation that requires surgical resection for definitive treatment. Ileocaecal (IC) duplications are duplications located at the IC junction, not clearly identified in all the published series. The reported treatment is IC resection and ileocolic anastomosis. The purpose of our study was to present our experience in successfully resection of IC duplication by laparoscope, thus avoiding bowel resection in children. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was conducted of medical records of 15 patients with diagnosis of IC duplication, treated in the Department of Paediatric Surgery of our hospital, within the period from November 2013 to September 2018. Results: Laparoscopic resection of IC duplication was successfully performed in all children without bowel resection. The operation time was 50–90 min (55 ± 10 min), and the post-operative hospitalization time was 5–7 days (average, 6 days). The 15 patients were followed up for 6–12 months (average, 10 months). No recurrence was found by abdominal ultrasound examination. The wound had small scars with good appearance of umbilicus. Conclusions: The laparoscopic approach allows for confirming the diagnosis and accurately defining the exact site of duplication, as well as for effective and safe treatment. Laparoscopic excision of IC duplication without bowel resection is a safe option and is worth promoting.

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