Laparoscopic excision of a gastric duplication cyst detected on antenatal ultrasound scan

J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Oct;39(10):e8-e10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2004.06.044.


The authors report a gastric duplication cyst detected antenatally and its subsequent laparoscopic removal at 2 months of age. Before birth, a cystic mass was detected behind the stomach on fetal ultrasound scan (US). After birth, an US, barium meal, nuclide scan, and cervical and thoracic vertebral x-rays suggested that the most probably diagnosis was a gastric duplication cyst. At 2 months of age, laparoscopic removal of the cyst was performed with closure of the muscle defect in the stomach wall. The patient was discharged 4 days later, feeding normally. Histology findings confirmed the diagnosis of a gastric duplication cyst. After the antenatal detection of a cyst behind the stomach, the laparoscopic removal of this gastric duplication in a 2 month old was accomplished without complications. This appears to be the first reported case using this type of procedure in an infant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / congenital
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases / embryology
  • Brain Diseases / surgery*
  • Choroid Plexus / embryology
  • Cysts / congenital
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cysts / embryology
  • Cysts / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Laparoscopy / methods
  • Stomach / abnormalities
  • Thoracic Diseases / congenital
  • Thoracic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thoracic Diseases / embryology
  • Thoracic Diseases / surgery*
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal