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Annular pancreas in identical twin newborns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16863831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Annular pancreas is a rare congenital anomaly occurring in 1 of every 12,000 to 15,000 live births [Nerwich N, Shi E. Neonatal duodenal obstruction: a review of 30 consecutive cases. Pediatr Surg Int 1994;9:47-50]. It may remain asymptomatic throughout life, present in adulthood, or present in infancy as a high intestinal obstruction. Review of the literature demonstrates only 8 cases of familial annular pancreas and no case of twins exhibiting the disease. We will describe a case of identical (monochorionic diamniotic) female twins with neonatal presentation of duodenal obstruction and annular pancreas, and discuss data supportive of a genetic etiology.
Melissa C Hulvat; Rajiv B Kumar; Barry M Newman; Jonathan K Muraskas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e19-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diseases in Twins
Duodenal Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Pancreas / abnormalities*
Pancreatic Diseases / complications,  congenital*

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