Prenatal Ultrasonographic Diagnosis Of Congenital Multiple Ileal Atresia

  • A Ismail
  • AM Tabari
  • K Isyaku
Keywords: ileal atresia, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound


Ileal atresia is an uncommon congenital lesion that results from intra-uterine ischemia and less commonly, from in-utero obstruction like intussusception, malrotation and internal hernia. Multiple atresias are less common and are usually diagnosed within the first 24 hours of life. The age at presentation is one to thirty days. Early diagnosis is useful for prompt treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality. With few cases of intestinal atresia with detailed descriptions of prenatal sonographic findings in the literature, this report describes the prenatal sonographic characteristics and natural history of ileal atreia, diagnosed in a 27-year-old gravida-4, para-3 + 0 woman at 36 weeks gestation. Key words: ileal atresia, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound

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