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Journal of Case Reports
Gastric Duplication Cyst in a Nigerian Infant
Ogechukwu Chibuzo Taiwo1, Olubukola Idowu Faturoti2, Agboola Olanrewaju Taiwo1, Adekunle Pariola Adefalujo3, Mustapha Akanji Ajani4
Departments of 1Surgery, 3Radiodiagnosis and 4Histopathology, Ben Carson (Snr) School of Medicine, Babcock University, 
Ilishan-remo, Ogun state, Nigeria; 2Department of Surgery, General Hospital, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Ogechukwu C. Taiwo
Email: oge_idika@yahoo.com
Received: 08-OCT-2017 Accepted: 30-JAN-2018 Published Online: 10-FEB-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0011
Background: Gastric duplication cysts are considered rare among duplications of the gastrointestinal tract. They have varied presentations necessitating a high index of suspicion. Case Report: We report the case of a six month old Nigerian female with features suggestive of gastric outlet obstruction. Clinical examination and pre-operative imaging raised the suspicion of a duplication cyst. A gastric duplication was found intra-operatively and was completely excised. Diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology. Conclusion: Radiologic imaging coupled with a high index of suspicion play a role in the diagnosis of duplication cysts. Total excision is the preferred treatment modality.
Keywords : Cysts, Digestive System Abnormalities, Gastric Outlet Obstruction, Infant.
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