Papillary adenocarcinoma arising in a duplication of the cecum

Abdom Imaging. 2008 Sep-Oct;33(5):601-3. doi: 10.1007/s00261-007-9330-1.


Malignant carcinomatous change is a rare complication in an enteric duplication cyst, and papillary adenocarcinoma is especially unusual. We describe a papillary adenocarcinoma, arising from a duplication of the colon, seen as a cyst with an enhancing papillary projection nodule located adjacent to the wall of the ascending colon and cecum on computed tomography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis*
  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / surgery
  • Adult
  • Cecal Diseases / pathology
  • Cecal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Cecal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Cecum / abnormalities*
  • Colectomy / methods
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed