Microperforation of a duodenal diaphragm as a cause of paradoxical gas in congenital duodenal obstruction

Stephen W. Bickler, Marvin W. Harrison, Eugene Blank, John R. Campbell

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Abstract

An infant who presented with signs of duodenal atresia had proximal duodenal obstruction by upper gastrointestinal barium study, but had a small amount of air in the distal bowel. Exploration showed an annular pancreas and microperforation of a duodenal diaphragm. Prior to concluding that pancreaticobiliary duct anomalies are the path of air into the distal bowel in patients with duodenal atresia, microperforation of a duodenal diaphragm must be excluded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-749
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992

Keywords

  • Duodenal diaphragm
  • annular pancreas
  • congenital duodenal obstruction
  • duodenal stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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