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.
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
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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