Ectopic presacral choroid plexus cyst in a neonateAn unusual case of a presacral ectopic choroid plexus cyst in a neonate is described. After birth, a soft lump was noticed at the left buttock. Imaging studies including sonography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a presacral cystic lesion extending to the buttocks, composed of several septated cystic masses with no connection to the spinal canal or rectum. After total resection, the tumor was diagnosed as an ectopic choroid plexus cyst. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in the English literature of a presacral ectopic choroid plexus cyst.
Three recurrent episodes of malrotation in an infantMalrotation with midgut volvulus in a newborn is not a rare condition and Ladd's procedure is the recommended surgical treatment. Recurrent volvulus after Ladd's procedure is very rare. We present a case of an infant operated on after birth for malrotation and midgut volvulus with 2 recurrent similar episodes in the following 20 months. We recommend abrasion of the parietal and visceral peritoneal surfaces when recurrence of malrotation occurs.
Duodenojejunal atresia with absent dorsal mesentery, choledochal cyst, and malrotation in a premature newborn—a case reportWe present the case of a premature baby who was born with the following conditions: an extensive atresia from the first part of the duodenum to the mid small bowel; malrotation of the distal part, in volvulus and in an “apple peel” configuration; no connection of the bile ducts to the bowel; and presence of a type II choledochal cyst. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which a combination of these anomalies is reported. A brief review of the relevant literature is also presented.