Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Jun 27, 2014; 6(6): 112-116
Published online Jun 27, 2014. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v6.i6.112
Table 1 Overview of published case reports of intra-abdominal esophageal duplication cysts
Ref.YearPatients ageSexSymptomsLocation of cystSize (cm)Treatment
Pujar et al[1]201313FPain in epigastric regionGastroesophageal junction, adjacent to left liver lobe4.0 × 5.0Laparoscopic resection
Bhamidipati et al[7]201369MWeight loss, incidental at CT for diverticulitisGastroesophageal junction4.4 × 3.7 × 3.9Laparoscopic resection
Gümüş et al[8]201118FAt CT for dyspeptic complaintsLower end of the esophagus, adjecent to liver4.2 × 3.6Open resection
Aldrink et al[2]20112MNo symptoms. Incidental at fundoplicationGastroesophageal junction3.0Laparoscopic resection, with fundoplication
Martin et al[5]200760MGastric outlet obstructionRetro-duodenal10.0 × 10.0Open resection
Martin et al[5]200750FLeft flank painInferior to pancreatic tail6.5 × 5.5 × 4.2Open resection
Kin et al[9]200351FNo symptoms: incidental at staging CT for breastcancerDiafragmatic crura4.5 × 4.0 × 3.5Laparoscopic resection with intra-operative esophagoscopy
Noguchi et al[10]200326FAnal bleeding: incidental at ultrasoundAnterior wall of distal esophagus4.0 × 3.0 × 3.0Laparoscopic resection with esophageal repair(nissen)
Vijayaragh et al[11]200270FRetching, rigidness and headache, incidental at ultrasoundMidline between stomach and liver7.5Open resection, combined with cholecystectomie
Nelms et al[4]200244MLow back pain: incidental at CTDiaphragmatic crura7.0Laparoscopic resection
Rathaus et al[12]20005FEpigastric pain, ultrasoundDistal esophagus, between liver and cardia1.0Open resection
Janssen et al[13]199856FIncidental at staging CT for rectal cancerSuperior to left kidney8.0 × 6.0 × 4.5Open resection
Karahasanoglu et al[14]199751MEpigastric pain, dysphagiaSub-diaphragmatic11.0 × 9.0 × 8.0Esophagogastrectomy
Harvell et al[15]199657FEpigastric painSuperior border of pancreas2.2 × 1.7 × 1.5Laparoscopic resection
Ruffin et al[16]198938FEpigastric pain, nauseaDistal esophagus4.0Resection with esophageal repair