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Chirurgia 2017 December;30(6):220-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.17.04654-X

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A rare case of tubular duplication of the third duodenum: accidental diagnosis and surgical treatment by laparoscopy

Andrea LOCATELLI , Paolo CASATI, Alessandra DE SCALZI, Pierluigi CARZANIGA

Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, San Leopoldo Mandić Hospital, ASST Lecco, Merate, Lecco, Italy


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We describe the surgical treatment of a tubular duplication of the third duodenum approached with whole laparoscopic technique in a 62-year-old woman come to our attention for acute lithiasic cholecystitis. It was an accidental diagnosis during diagnostic work up for another disease. Tubular duplications in adults are rare and usually asymptomatic. Only 1% of patients refers symptoms.


KEY WORDS: Duodenum - Acute cholecystitis - Minimally invasive surgical procedures - Magnetic resonance imaging - Barium enema - Radionuclide imaging - Technetium

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Issue published online: October 2, 2017
Manuscript accepted: January 13, 2017
Manuscript received: December 14, 2016

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Locatelli A, Casati P, De Scalzi A, Carzaniga P. A rare case of tubular duplication of the third duodenum: accidental diagnosis and surgical treatment by laparoscopy. Chirurgia 2017;30:220-5. DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.17.04654-X

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a.locatelli@asst-lecco.it