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Gastric serosal tear due to congenital pyloric atresia: A rare anomaly, a rare complication

M Gunaydin, R Rizalar, AT Bozkurter, B Tander, E Ariturk, F Bernay

Abstract


Congenital pyloric atresia (CPA) is a very rare malformation with unknown aetiology. It has has numerous complications including gastric perforation, aspiration pneumonia. Gastric perforations in newborns occur by three mechanisms: trauma, ischaemia, or spontaneous. Here, we report a newborn with CPA presenting with gastric serosal tearing without full-cut gastric perforation. The diagnosis was confi rmed with the help of plain abdominal radiograph, ultrasound, contrast-study, and at operation. Treatment of CPA is surgery irrespective of the type of atresia. We performed serosa repair and then the solid, cordlike atretic pylorus was excised with accompanying gastroduodenostomy. Our patient had an uneventful course and was discharged at the end of the second postoperative week.

Key words: Congenital abnormalities, ıntestinal atresia


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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0189-6725.86071
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