African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 53--55

Congenital absence of jejunum and ileum: A case report and literature review


Prasanta Kumar Tripathy, Banoj Kumar Ray, Hiranya Kishore Mohanty 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, SVP Postgraduate Institute of Pediatrics, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Tripathy
Department of Paediatric Surgery, SVP Postgraduate Institute of Paediatrics, Arunodaya Nagar, Link Road, Cuttack - 753 012, Odisha
India

We report an extremely rare finding 'congenital absence of jejunum and ileum' during explorative laparotomy of a 16-day-old female neonate. The dilated duodenum was terminating blindly, and the next segment of intestine was a peanut-sized cecum followed by microcolon. On an extensive survey of literature this type of intestinal atresia is not reported in living babies.


How to cite this article:
Tripathy PK, Ray BK, Mohanty HK. Congenital absence of jejunum and ileum: A case report and literature review.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2017;14:53-55


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Tripathy PK, Ray BK, Mohanty HK. Congenital absence of jejunum and ileum: A case report and literature review. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jan 17 ];14:53-55
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