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Annals of Pediatric Surgery

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A rare association between dextrogastria, duodenal web, and intestinal malrotation in newborns

O Abdulwahed, D Al-Bardiny, A Salam

Abstract


Dextrogastria alone is an exceptional anomaly of situs inversus. Only few cases have been published in the literature, the majority of which concern adults diagnosed either during laparotomy for other pathologies or accidentally during radiologic exploration. The authors report this very rare case in a female newborn in whom an isolated situs inversus affecting only the stomach was disclosed during the radiologic investigation for bilious vomiting and feeding intolerance, revealing congenital duodenal stenosis and dextrogastria. During surgery, the association of the dextrogastria with the duodenal web situated in the second part of the duodenum was established.

Keywords: dextrogastria, duodenal web, malrotation




http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.XPS.0000418564.75138.9b
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