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Prenatal sonographic findings in a fetus with congenital isolated ileal atresia.
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PMID:  15510935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most cases of isolated nonduodenal bowel atresia are thought to be due to ischemic events from hypotension, vascular accident, volvulus, intussusception and cocaine. We present a case of isolated ileal atresia suggested using results of prenatal sonography which showed multiple markedly dilated fluid-filled intestinal loops with changeable shapes and positions secondary to active peristalsis. Postnatal oral contrast radiography demonstrated obstruction located at the ileal level. Exploratory laparotomy confirmed isolated ileal atresia. Primary end-to-end anastomosis was done. The infant endured the procedure well. Cases with multiple intestinal atresia always have fatal prognosis, even after surgery. Cases of isolated intestinal atresia usually have better prognosis and deserve more attention. Early diagnosis and early intervention are both important for good outcomes.
Fu-Nan Cho; Tsung-Lung Yang; Yuen-Yee Kan; Ping-Kuang Sung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1726-4901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Veterans General Hospital-Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Ileum / abnormalities,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Atresia / diagnosis*,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis*,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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