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Case report


Communicating tubular duplication of upper esophagus-a rare occurrence

Jawahar RathodAmit DisawalKishor TaoriMeenakshi AgrawalPrajwaleet P GaurVijay JadhavKrishna PrasadKanchan Wankhede
Departments of Radiodiagnosis and Anatomy, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, India
Date of Submission: 10-Apr-2011, Date of Acceptance: 16-May-2011, Date of Web Publication: 21-Jun-2011.
Corresponding Author:
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Jawahar Rathod

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur 440 003, India.
E-mail: drjawahar_12@rediffmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Jawahar Rathod

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur 440 003, India.
E-mail: drjawahar_12@rediffmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.82245 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Duplications of esophagus are commonly classified into two types, tubular and cystic. Tubular duplication of esophagus is a rare occurrence and is much less common than cystic duplication of foregut. Most esophageal duplications are located in the lower third of the esophagus. A cervical esophageal duplication is extremely rare. Esophageal duplications have been reported twice as commonly on the right as on the left. We report a case of incidental finding identified on computed tomography of communicating tubular esophageal duplication involving the left side of the upper esophagus in a tuberculosis patient that was subsequently confirmed on barium swallow test.
Keywords: Individualized Treatment, Rare Anomaly, Tubular Esophageal Duplication

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Arrigo Barabino, Francesca Nardi, Serena Arrigo, Paolo Gandullia, Silvia Vignola, Monica Muraca, Giovanni Montobbio and Alessio Pini-Prato Tubular Esophageal Duplication In A Boy Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2012 1. Doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31826c21f6
  2. Katharina Wenke and Konrad Reinshagen Anastomosis instead of resection: An unusual approach for the treatment of a cervical esophageal duplication cyst Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports 2(3) 2014 93. Doi: 10.1016/j.epsc.2014.01.013

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