Repair of Duodenal Atresia (Open and MIS Approaches)

  • Afif Kulaylat
  • Karen A. DiefenbachEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for repair of duodenal atresia as performed by the following approaches: open and laparoscopic. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: open/laparoscopic access, delineation of anatomy, kocherization of the duodenum, assessment of web, assessment for additional intestinal atresias, creation of duodenoduodenostomy, and abdominal closure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Duodenal atresia Congenital duodenal stenosis Duodenal web Annular pancreas Minimally invasive Laparoscopic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of SurgeryColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA

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