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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Neonatal intestinal obstruction: A case of jejunal and colonic atresia with micro colon

Department of Radiology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

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Suwaid Mohammad Abba
Department of Radiology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, PMB, 3452, Kano
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-1474.112519

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Congenital intestinal atresia is a common cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction. Intestinal obstruction from jejunal and colonic atresia is rare. The etiology of intestinal atresia is mainly from abnormal morphogenesis; mainly, from an intra-uterine vascular insult. This case underscored the value of imaging to allow for early detection, determine the extent of the lesion possible associated anomalies and come up with possible differential diagnoses. A 2-day-old baby presented with clinical signs of lower intestinal obstruction suspected to be hischsprungs disease. Barium enema, however, showed features of jejunal and colonic atresia with extensive micro colon, which were confirmed and corrected at surgery.

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