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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3 |  Issue : 2 |  Page : 16-19 |  DOI : https://DOI-10.46319/RJMAHS.2020.v03i02.005


A case of neonatal ileal atresia with microcolon

Neelaja Patil 1, Rajat Agnihotri 2, Pradeep Patil 3

1&2 Postgraduate, 3 Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, D Y Patil Hospital, Kadamwadi, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Ileal atresia is a congenital bowel malformation in which there is complete stenosis or absence of ileal segment. Ileal atresia usually occurs as a result of vascular insult in second or third trimester of gestation leading to bowel ischemia, narrowing and complete obliteration of bowel segment. A 32 year old pregnant female came for her routine antenatal ultrasound scan at 36 weeks of gestation, which showed dilated fetal distal bowel loops and confirmation was done by postnatal ultrasound and abdominal radiograph. Postnatal barium enema of neonate showed microcolon suggestive of distal small bowel obstruction that is ileal atresia. Surgical findings confirmed ileal atresia.
Key words: Ileal atresia, Microcolon, Congenital bowel obstruction

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