Adenocarcinoma arising in rectal duplication cyst: Case report and review of the literature

Anand T. Shivnani, William Small*, Al Benson, Sambasiva Rao, Mark S. Talamonti

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Duplication cyst of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a rare congenital anomaly, and rectal duplication cysts comprise a small fraction these cases. Most patients present for the first time in adulthood, and the origin of rectal duplication cysts is unclear. Prior series document malignant transformation in approximately 20 per cent of cases. The following case report describes a carcinoma arising in a rectal duplication cyst. Given the lack of data demonstrating adequate control for patients with adenocarcinoma arising in a rectal duplication cyst and our experience with this patient, we recommend all patients undergo multidisciplinary evaluation prior to any therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1009
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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