Acta Medica Iranica 2016. 54(10):686-689.

A Rare Anomaly of Duodenum: A Case Report
Rekha Lalwani, Sunita Athavale, Sheetal Kotgirwar



Anatomical variations of duodenum such as atresia, stenosis, and variations in shape have been described by various authors, but the existence of a gross anomaly in shape and position of midgut segment of the duodenum is rare. Few reported cases of duodenal anomalies date back to early twentieth century. In the wake of advancement of imaging techniques and minimal access surgeries, authors report a case of a rare duodenal anomaly. The reported case assumes significance because of thepossibility of misinterpretation of radiological images which has been discussed while citing such references. The present case reports an anomaly of the position of the midgut segment of the duodenum in an adult female cadaver. It was observed that the lower half of second part of duodenum was coiled like a serpent on the upper pole of right kidney. This part coursed initially upwards running parallel and to the right of the upper half of the second part of the duodenum. The third part coursed downwards and to the left, posterior to head and neck of pancreas, in its course sandwiching the commencement of portal vein.


Duodenum; Midgut; Pancreas

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