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Small Intestinal Atresia

  • Abdulraouf Y. Lamoshi
  • Sophia Abdulhai
  • Todd A. Ponsky
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Abstract

If not diagnosed antenally, small intestinal atresia usually presents as bilious vomiting, abdominal distention and failure to pass meconium. Dilated loops of bowel without distal air on abdominal x-ray is highly suggestive of small bowel atresia. These patients are often treated with bowel resection and end-to-end anastomosis. This chapter talks about the presentation of small intestinal atresia, operative approach, and the management of these patients in the perioperative period.

Keywords

Small intestine atresia Neonates Bile-stained vomiting Resection Anastomosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulraouf Y. Lamoshi
    • 1
  • Sophia Abdulhai
    • 1
  • Todd A. Ponsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric SurgeryAkron Children’s HospitalAkronUSA

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