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, vol.15, no.3, pp.210-211, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.