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Congenital microgastria: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9639631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital microgastria is an uncommon result of impairment of normal foregut development. To date, only 39 cases have been described in the literature. We report a boy born with microgastria and bilateral hypoplastic kidneys who had feeding problems, resulting in failure to thrive and growth retardation. After a short period of conservative management, he was operated upon at the age of 11 months. A Hunt-Lawrence pouch was created, leading to toleration of increasing amounts of oral feeding. Although his feeding problems have decreased, his height and weight are below normal (<10th percentile). The embryology, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, associated anomalies, and management are discussed.
E J Kroes; C Festen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-11     Completed Date:  1998-08-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, St. Radboud Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple
Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y
Follow-Up Studies
Gastroesophageal Reflux / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Jejunum / surgery
Kidney / abnormalities,  ultrasonography
Stomach / abnormalities*,  surgery
Stomach Diseases / congenital*,  radiography,  surgery

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