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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The frequency of duodenal atresia ranges from 1 in 5 000 to 20 000 live births.
Duodenal atresia is the causative entity most commonly linked with a double bubble sign.
PDPV is rarely an isolated incident associated with Situs inversus or heterotaxia or with associated cardiac anomalies, asplenia or poly splenia, biliary atresia, duodenal atresia, malrotation.
Differential diagnosis of this sign, detected either prenatally or postnatally, includes duodenal atresia, annular pancreas, duodenal stenosis, duodenal webs, and midgut volvulus.
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