An unusual cause of diffuse ascites in an infant: colonic duplication associated with bladder duplication

Bakir B., Gokce S., Dursun M., Guven K. , Salmaslioglu A.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.15, sa.3, ss.210-211, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.210-211


Colonic duplication is usually asymptomatic; however, when it is symptomatic, patients with this anomaly may present with bleeding, constipation, or manifestations of obstruction, perforation, or malignancy. We report the case of a sixteen-month-old boy who presented with diffuse ascites, and had complete colonic duplication and bladder duplication. Duplication of the colon associated with bladder duplication is a rare entity with only a few cases reported in the medical literature. In addition, it is an extremely rare cause of ascites.