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atresia

[ə′trē·zhə]
(medicine)
Imperforation or closure of a natural orifice or passage of the body.
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All cases with a diagnosis of "intestinal atresia" were obtained and then hand-screened to select only those cases of duodenal atresia or stenosis.
This male baby was born, at term, by normal delivery to a consanguineous (third degree) couple from the United Arabian Emirates (UAE) with a prenatal diagnosis of duodenal atresia. The infant had severe IUGR with a birth weight of 1.3 kilograms and practically no subcutaneous fat.
As a result of these maneuvers, the following anomalies were identified; two patients had a distal duodenal web, two had a second duodenal atresia, one had a jejunal atresia, and one had multiple distal atresias in both the duodenum and the jejunum.
The frequency of duodenal atresia ranges from 1 in 5 000 to 20 000 live births.
These findings include any extracardiac malformation, the presence of fetal hydrops, omphalocele, diaphragmatic hernia, duodenal atresia, nuchal edema, single umbilical artery tracheoesophageal fistula, and cystic hygroma.
Surgery was done in the newborn period for 20 babies: surgery for duodenal atresia 4 cases, VP shunting 2 cases, CDH Correction 2 cases, cleft lip repair 5 cases, cleft palate repair 2 cases, surgery for posterior urethral valve 3 cases, surgery for ileal atresia 1 case.
Congenital duodenal stenosis (CDS) is relatively rare in comparison with duodenal atresia and sometimes has a delayed presentation [3-5].
Duodenal atresia is the causative entity most commonly linked with a double bubble sign.
* Duodenal Atresia. The "double bubble" seen in this condition corresponds to fluid in both the duodenal bulb and stomach.
The prenatal sonographic findings of duodenal atresia are the classic "double bubbles," which mirror the MR findings, as seen in Figure 12.