Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
In utero vascular accident. Small bowel atresia is equally distributed between the jejunum and the ileum. Associated in 25% of cases with malrotation, volvulus, omphalocele, and meconium ileus.
Plain films demonstrate a low bowel obstruction with multiple dilated loops of bowel. An enema demonstrates a microcolon and an inability to reflux into the terminal ileum.
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