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Bowel conservation in a case of giant jejuno-ileal duplication

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Author(s): Sham Minakshi | Phadke Dileep | Singh Dasmit

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

Volume: 15;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 104;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Bianchi technique | bowel conservation | giant jejuno-ileal duplications

ABSTRACT
The management of very long tubular bowel duplications poses a special challenge to even the most skilled surgeon. In these cases, mucosal stripping is usually employed. We report a novel case of a two-year-old boy, with 120 cm long jejuno-ileal duplication, wherein, bowel salvage was achieved, utilizing the Bianchi principle, originally described for bowel lengthening in cases of short bowel syndrome.
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