Rectal duplication cyst in adults treated with transanal endoscopic microsurgery

O. Ben-Ishay, B. Person, B. Eran, D. Hershkovitz, D. Simon Duek

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Rectal duplication cyst is a rare entity that accounts for approximately 4% of all alimentary tract duplications. To the best of our knowledge, the presented cases are the first reports in the English literature of rectal duplication cyst resection by transanal endoscopic microsurgery. We present two patients; both are 41-year-old women with a palpable rectal mass. Workup revealed a submucosal posterior mass that was then resected by transanal endoscopic microsurgery. The pathology report described cystic lesions with squamous and columnar epithelium and segments of smooth muscle. These findings were compatible with rectal duplication cyst. Our limited experience showed good results with minimal morbidity and mortality for resection of rectal duplication cysts of limited size with no evidence of malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-471
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Rectal duplication cyst
  • Retrorectal lesions
  • TEM
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery


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