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J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2019 Oct-Dec;24(4):285-287. doi: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_201_18.

Congenital Segmental Dilatation of Jejunum: A Rare Entity.

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Neonatal and Pediatric Surgeon, Amardeep Multispeciality Children Hospital and Research Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


Segmental dilatation of the intestine is a rare disease and mostly involves the ileal segment. It commonly presents in the neonatal period and early infancy with symptoms of partial or total obstruction. We report a rare case of an isolated jejunal segmental dilatation in a 7-year-old girl. The child presented with malnutrition and signs of subacute obstruction. The diagnosis was confirmed intraoperatively, and the dilated segment was resected. Although the etiology remains unknown, we discuss its clinical aspects and relevant literature.


Dilatation; jejunum; segmental

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