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A rare cause of respiratory distress in pediatric palliative care: Thoracic Duplication Cyst
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  • Nilgün Harputluoğlu,
  • Tanju Çelik,
  • Günyüz Temir,
  • Münevver Hoşgör
Nilgün Harputluoğlu
SBÜ Dr Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Tanju Çelik
SBÜ Dr Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Günyüz Temir
SBÜ Dr Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Münevver Hoşgör
SBÜ Dr Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Abstract

Gastrointestinal duplication cysts are actually rare congenital anomalies that can accompany various anomalies and are most frequently seen in the small intestine. Gastrointestinal duplication may accompany anomalies such as vertebral anomalies, spinal cord malformations. Depending on the location, symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, asthma-like symptoms, hemoptysis, cyanosis, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, hematemesis and melena can be observed. To our knowledge, we report a rare case that has not been reported in pediatric palliative care. We present a case operated for diaphragmatic hernia in the neonatal period. A 3-month-old patient with respiratory distress who was followed up in pediatric palliative care was reoperated and pathologically diagnosed as gastrointestinal duplication cyst. Thoracic cysts can have a wide variety of etiology. The correct diagnosis can be made by performing further examinations and appropriate surgery.