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Paediatrics: Duodenal atresia

Paediatrics: Duodenal atresia
The incidence of DA is 1/5000 live births.

Duodenal atresia

 

The incidence of DA is 1/5000 live births.

   One-third of babies with DA have trisomy 21.

   Babies with DA present at birth with bile-stained vomiting.

   AXR shows ‘double bubble’ sign of gas in stomach and proximal duodenum (Fig. 23.12).

   Surgical treatment consists of side-to-side duodenoduodenostomy. The prognosis is excellent.

 

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