Tip 206: duodenal atresia

Duodenal atresia is a congenital obstruction of the second part of the duodenum caused by a failure of recanalization during the early gestational stage.

The pregnancy is associated with polyhydramnios, as it is in many cases where the infant is subsequently discovered to have intestinal obstruction.

Reference: Kimura, K. (2000). Bilious Vomiting in the Newborn: Rapid Diagnosis of Intestinal Obstruction. Am Fam Physician; 61(9): 2791-2798.

Previously published: 29/12/14

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