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Revista chilena de pediatría

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DONOSO C, Carolina; VARELA B, Patricio; LOPEZ R, Arnoldo  y  GODOY L, Jorge. Gastric duplication. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2006, vol.77, n.1, pp. 52-55. ISSN 0370-4106.

Background: Gastric duplication is an uncommon gastrointestinal tract malformation, that in some cases may produce symptoms related to its complications. Objective: To describe 2 cases of gastric duplication that were treated by laparoscopic surgery. Cases: The first one is a 9 month-old toddler with neurofibromatosis in which the abdominal study, performed due to abdominal pain, revealed a gastric cyst malformation; the second case is a neonate with vomits, abdominal pain and a palpable mass at physical examination, whose abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a gastric duplication. Both were treated by laparoscopic sugery and had successfull evolution. Conclusion: Gastric duplication is an infrequent pathology that require surgical treatment. Laparoscopic via is an accurate and recommended treatment

Palabras clave : gastric duplication; gastrointestinal malformation; abdominal mass.

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