A valid treatment option for isolated congenital microgastria

  • M Zamakhshary
  • O Oda
  • A Alrabeeah
  • SA Jadaan
  • M Al-Namshan
  • S Crankson
  • M Hasosah
  • O Aljohani
  • A Abdulwahab
Keywords: congenital microgastria, gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy

Abstract

Congenital microgastria (CM) is an extremely rare anomaly of the caudal part of the foregut. Treatment of CM has not yet been standardized. We present the case of a 34-monthold girl with an isolated CM complicated by nasogastric tube-related gastric perforation. During the definitive reconstructive surgery, a scarred structure (1.5 1.5 cm) was found to follow a dilated esophagus. The scarred microstomach was resected, and a Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy was performed. The patient has been followed for 6 months. She tolerates a regular oral diet and has reached acceptable growth parameters. We describe the first case of CM to be treated with resection of the microstomach and with a Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy.

Keywords: congenital microgastria, gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy

Published
2013-10-16
Section
Articles

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