A valid treatment option for isolated congenital microgastria
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