Duodenal atresia

Duodenal atresia is the congenital absence or complete closure of a portion of the lumen of the duodenum. It causes increased levels of amniotic fluid during pregnancy (polyhydramnios) and intestinal obstruction in newborn babies. Radiography shows a distended stomach and distended duodenum, which are separated by the pyloric valve, a finding desc...
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duodenal atresia

<radiology> Double bubble sign, polyhydramnios, associated with, Down syndrome, VATER syndrome NB: annular pancreas also may cause duodenal obstruction, and is associated with VATER syndrome ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Duodenal Atresia

A birth defect that affects approximately 1 in every 10,000 live births. The birth disorder has been linked to other birth defects and approximately 25% of neonates that have duodenal atresia also suffer from Down syndrome. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. In duodenal atresia, the duodenum has not developed correctly and t...
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