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Atresia of ileocecal junction, ileocecal valve: Rare variants of bowel atresia

Author(s): Srivastava Punit | Gangopadhyay A | Gupta D | Sharma S | Upadhyaya Vijay | Kumar Vijayendra | Jaiman Richa

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 14;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 117;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Atresia | cecum | ileum | ileocecal valve | intestines

Atresia of ileocecal junction and isolated atresia of ileocecal valve are rare types of intestinal atresia with very few reports in literature. We report two such cases. Radiology showed dilated ileal segment and distal micro colon in both the cases. At laparotomy there was atresia of ileocecal junction in the first case and isolated ileocaecal valve atresia with normal ileocecal junction in the other case. Both the babies were managed by ileocolic resection with an end to end anastomosis. The prognosis of ileocecal atresias is satisfactory.
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