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Isolated intramuscular fibrous band masquerading antral web in a premature neonate. A case report.
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PMID:  22901937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Isolated fibrous gastric antral band in a neonate causing partial gastric obstruction and mimicking prepyloric antral web is not reported in the English literature, and we would like to report the first case. A premature neonate with feeding difficulties and bilious aspirate underwent upper gastrointestinal contrast examination. The upper gastrointestinal series showed a thin, radiolucent, circumferential band in the antrum with delayed gastric emptying. Radiographic diagnosis of prepyloric antral web with partial gastric obstruction was made. Intraoperatively, a circumferential fibrous cord was found in the muscle layer (tunica muscularis) of the antrum, which was completely divided. Clinically and radiographically, the 2 conditions could not be differentiated but require 2 separate surgical techniques for their management.
Avinash Medsinge; Stefano C Bartoletti; Andre Furtado; Aviva Katz; Sameh S Tadros
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e17-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA.
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