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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 13, Issue 5–6, pp 373–376 | Cite as

Duplication of the rectum: report of four cases and review of the literature

  • S. Rajah
  • T. M. Ramanujam
  • S. R. Anas
  • G. Jayaram
  • P. Baskaran
  • J. Ganesan
  • M. Tin
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

Rectal duplications are rare anomalies. Recently, we observed four cases of rectal duplication, each presenting with different clinical features including chronic constipation, a prolapsing rectal “polyp,” a “growth” from the vulva, and acute retention of urine. The variety of clinical presentations may lead to delay in diagnosis and multiple operations.

Key words Duplications Rectum Enterogenous cyst Tailgut cyst Exstrophic duplication 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rajah
    • 1
  • T. M. Ramanujam
    • 2
  • S. R. Anas
    • 2
  • G. Jayaram
    • 2
  • P. Baskaran
    • 1
  • J. Ganesan
    • 3
  • M. Tin
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah, MalaysiaMY
  2. 2.Division of Paediatric Surgery and Pathology, University Hospital, University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMY
  3. 3.Institute of Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMY

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