A rare cause of respiratory distress in pediatric palliative care:
Thoracic Duplication Cyst
AbstractGastrointestinal 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