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1/3. An unusual cause of acute abdomen: torsion of colonic duplication over a duplicated appendix.

    A 2-year old boy with torsion of colonic duplication, which had a proximal communication with the cecum via an incomplete duplicated appendix, is presented. The clinical picture and complications of this rare association are discussed.
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2/3. Malignant melanoma with mesenteric metastasis causing an intrapelvic abscess: report of a case.

    We present herein the case of a 66-year-old woman with disseminated malignant melanoma in whom a metastasis in the ileal mesentery ruptured into the peritoneal cavity causing an acute abdomen. The patient suddenly developed lower abdominal pain and a computed tomography (CT) scan of the pelvis confirmed the presence of an intrapelvic abscess. At emergency laparotomy, a 10 x 10 cm ruptured metastatic melanoma was found in the ileal mesentery, which demonstrated no communication with the ileum itself. To our knowledge, no other case of an acute abdomen being caused by the rupture of mesenteric metastatic melanoma lacking any communication with the bowel lumen has ever been reported.
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3/3. Hydatid acute pancreatitis: a rare complication of hydatid liver disease. Report of two cases.

    Acute pancreatitis (AP) is known to be a rare complication of hydatid disease. We present two cases of AP due to intrabiliary ruptured hydatid cysts of the liver. High serum and urine amylase levels and ultrasonographic findings, compatible with AP, were detected. On ultrasonography and computed tomography dilated bile ducts and cystic masses in the liver were seen. A communication between the bile ducts and a cyst in one case, and a total common bile duct obstruction with hydatid material in the other case, were seen on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatograms. The patients were treated surgically with mainly omentoplasty. Recovery was uneventful. A diagnosis of AP should be kept in mind in patients with hydatid liver disease presenting with upper abdominal pain.
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