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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-78

Ileocecal valve atresia: Introduction of a new surgical approach

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Clinical Research Development Unit of Booali Sina Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

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Seyed Abdollah Mousavi
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Booali Sina Hospital, Pasdaran Boulevard, Sari 4817846859
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.129242

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Ileocecal valve atresia is a very rare anomaly with only a few cases reported in the literature. The conventional therapy includes ileocecal resection and ileocolic anastomosis. Here, we present a patient with inborn ileocecal valve atresia in whom we successfully preserved the ileocecal valve and the terminal ileum through opening a valve and tapering the ileum in one operation.

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