• Vol. 41 No. 3, 129–131
  • 15 March 2012

Laparoscopic Excision of Intrathoracic Oesophageal Duplication Cyst in a Singaporean Adult Male

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Oesophageal duplication cysts are rare congenital maldevelopments of the posterior primitive foregut and mostly present in childhood. Patients usually present with dysphagia and sometimes chest discomfort. Complete surgical excision is the standard treatment. In this case report, we describe a laparoscopic transperitoneal approach to surgical excision of a duplication cyst of the intrathoracic oesophagus. This case report is the first account of laparoscopic transhiatal excision of intrathoracic oesophageal duplication cyst among adults in Singapore.

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