Tubular Ileal Duplication In An 8 Month Old Infant

Shazia Perveen, Abdullah, Jamshed Akhtar

  • Shazia Perveen Department of Paediatric Surgery National Institute of Child Health Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi


Enteric duplication is a rare congenital anomaly that can occur anywhere along the GI tract, most frequently in ileum. Cystic variety is more common than tubular duplication. Here we report a case of an 8 month old infant who presented to emergency department as acute abdomen and investigations showed pneumoperitoneum. On exploratory laparotomy he was diagnosed as case of tubular ileal duplication with distal communication to the gut where perforation was found.

Key words

Ileum, Enteric duplication, Perforation.