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Gastric serosal tear due to congenital pyloric atresia: A rare anomaly, a rare complication.
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PMID:  22005374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital pyloric atresia (CPA) is a very rare malformation with unknown aetiology. It has has numerous complications including gastric perforation, aspiration pneumonia. Gastric perforations in newborns occur by three mechanisms: trauma, ischaemia, or spontaneous. Here, we report a newborn with CPA presenting with gastric serosal tearing without full-cut gastric perforation. The diagnosis was confirmed with the help of plain abdominal radiograph, ultrasound, contrast-study, and at operation. Treatment of CPA is surgery irrespective of the type of atresia. We performed serosa repair and then the solid, cord-like atretic pylorus was excised with accompanying gastroduodenostomy. Our patient had an uneventful course and was discharged at the end of the second postoperative week.
Mithat Gunaydin; Rizalar Rizalar; Asudan Tugce Bozkurter; Burak Tander; Ender Ariturk; Ferit Bernay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of paediatric surgery : AJPS     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0974-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101255062     Medline TA:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey.
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