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APSP J Case Rep. 2010 Jan;1(1):3. Epub 2010 Aug 14.

Atresia of the ascending colon: a rarity.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract

Atresia of the colon is among the rare types of all gastrointestinal atresias. Ascending colon is the rarest site of all the colonic atresias. The authors report a case of a 4-day-old male baby who presented with the features of distal intestinal obstruction. At laparotomy type I atresia of the ascending colon, just distal to cecum, was found. Primary ceco-colic anastomosis along with a covering ileostomy was performed. Ileostomy was reversed 3 weeks later.

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Atresia of ascending colon; Early ileostomy reversal; Neonatal intestinal obstruction

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