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3 Possible Causes for Duplicated Appendix and Distal Colon

  • Beta-Ureidopropionase Deficiency

    Beta-ureidopropionase deficiency (McKusick 606673) is an autosomal recessive condition caused by mutations in the UPB1 gene. To date, five patients have been reported, including one putative case detected through newborn screening. Clinical presentation includes neurological and developmental problems. Here, we[…][]

  • Congenital Malrotation of the Colon

    In the other very similar case, segmental dilatation of the colon was present along with penoscrotal hypospadias and, distally, a length of normal colon ending in a rectourethral[] Photograph taken during surgery showing the dilated colon and the Y-shaped duplication of the normal proximal colon.[] The narrow medial limb of the duplication has been divided. Note the short, stubby appendix (arrowhead) Click here to view Figure 3: Case 2.[]

  • Duodenal Duplication

    Hindgut duplications In duplications of the hindgut, the long or short segments of the distal ileum, cecum, appendix, and entire colon are duplicated and drain through one[] In type 2, also called the intramesenteric type, the vessel traverses the duplication on its way to perfusing the native intestine.[]

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