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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-146
Twelve-years old girl with retro-rectal mass

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
2 Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
3 Biophysics Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Fez, Morocco

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Arroud M, Lamiae C, Atmani S, Boujraf S, Afifi M, Hida M, Bouabdallah Y. Twelve-years old girl with retro-rectal mass. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2009;15:145-6

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Arroud M, Lamiae C, Atmani S, Boujraf S, Afifi M, Hida M, Bouabdallah Y. Twelve-years old girl with retro-rectal mass. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Oct 26];15:145-6. Available from:

A 12-years-old girl followed for recurrent urinary infections was admitted to the pediatric department complaining of a 1-year history of constipation and pelvic pain. The child also reported of low spinal pain without any sensorymotor disorder. There were no events of rectal bleeding. Clinical examination revealed a suprapubic sensitivity with no perceptible abdominal mass. Digital rectal examination revealed a spherical, renitent and painless retrorectal mass. However, no intraluminal lesion was found. The anteroposterior and lateral X rays of both the thoracolumbar spine and the pelvis did not show any particularities. The abdominopelvic ultrasonography revealed a right laterouterine cystic mass measuring 4.5 cm in the largest diameter. The pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an ovoid mass measuring 65 x 50 mm, with a regular wall thickness of 2 mm. The lesion had a hypersignal content in both the T1- and the T2-weighted images, pushing the rectum and the respective neighbouring structures [Figure 1],[Figure 2]. The uterus and the ovaries as well as the lumbar spine were normal.

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4.Kumar R, Shun A, Arbuckle S, Gaskin K. Diverticular rectal duplication with heterotopic gastric mucosa in a child: A rare cause of rectal bleeding. J Paediatr Child Health 2000;36:191-2.  Back to cited text no. 4  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]
5.Orr MM, Edwards AJ. Neoplastic change in duplications of the alimentary tract. Br J Surg 1975;62:269-74.  Back to cited text no. 5  [PUBMED]  

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.49013

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