Duodenal atresia refers to the the congenital absence or complete closure of a portion of the lumen of the duodenum.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Bilious vomiting: typically in first 2 days of life.
- Polyhydraminos on prenatal ultrasound.
X-ray can show a “double bubble” sign that shows air trapped in the stomach and the first portion of the duodenum.
Compression with nasogastric tube
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