duodenal atresia


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duodenal atresia

congenital absence or occlusion of a portion of the duodenum, characterized by vomiting a few hours after birth, cessation of bowel movements after 1 to 3 days, and usually distension of the epigastrium. It is often associated with Down syndrome.

duodenal atresia

Embryology A birth defect in which a segment of the duodenum is lumenless. See Atresia.

duodenal atresia

Congenital closure of a portion of the duodenum.
See also: atresia

Duodenal atresia

Closure or blockage of the duodenum, the upper section of the small intestine.
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Differential diagnosis of this sign, detected either prenatally or postnatally, includes duodenal atresia, annular pancreas, duodenal stenosis, duodenal webs, and midgut volvulus.
The double-bubble sign is commonly associated with duodenal atresia, but one must keep in mind that it actually represents duodenal obstruction and that other causes of obstruction should be considered.