The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 63, Issue 5, pp 692–696 | Cite as

A very rare type of multiple intestinal atresias: “A string of pearls”

  • Selami Souzubir
  • Ender Ariturk
  • Sancar Baris
  • Semih Gork
  • Riza Rizalar
  • Ferit Bernay
  • Naci Gurses
Clinical Brief


Intestinal atresia is themost frequently encountered cause of ileus in the neonate. Of all atresias combination of small and large bowel atresias is extremely rare. In 1973, Guttman presented a case with multiple, widespread atresias of small and large bowel, intraluminal calcifications and a hereditary nature. This paper describes the detailed pathological findings of a similar case of multiple intestinal atresias and discusses for the pathogenesis of this rare condition.

Key words

Multiple intestinal atresias 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Selami Souzubir
    • 1
  • Ender Ariturk
    • 1
  • Sancar Baris
    • 1
    • 2
  • Semih Gork
    • 1
  • Riza Rizalar
    • 1
  • Ferit Bernay
    • 1
  • Naci Gurses
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineOndokuzmayis UniversitySamsunTurkey
  2. 2.Departments of Pediatric Surgery and PathologyOndokuz Mayis UniversitySamsunTurkey

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