Neonatal intussusception secondary to intestinal duplication cyst: A case report


  • Haseen Fathima Department of Pediatrics, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Divya Mishra Department of Pediatrics, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Nishanth Rajan Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Joseph Manuel Department of Radiodiagnosis, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Manjiri Dilip Phansalkar Department of Pathology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science, Puducherry
  • Ninan Zachariah Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences



Duplication cyst, Intestine, Intussusception, Neonate, Bleeding per rectum


Background: Intussusception is a rare cause of bleeding per rectum in neonates. Duplication cyst as a pathological lead point for intussusception is rarer too.

Case Presentation: A female neonate presented with bilious vomiting and bleeding per rectum. Ultrasonography diagnosed it as intussusception. Intraoperatively, on reduction of intussusception, a mass was found which on histopathological examination (HPE) revealed a duplication cyst.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is required for an early diagnosis of neonatal intussusception, which is essential for preventing complications and mortality.


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Fathima H, Mishra D, Rajan N, Manuel J, Phansalkar MD, Zachariah N. Neonatal intussusception secondary to intestinal duplication cyst: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2021Nov.24 [cited 2021Dec.2];10:48. Available from: