Neonate operated for Duodenal Atresia


Neonate operated for Duodenal Atresia

Neonate of age 1 day underwent successful surgery of Duodenal Atresia at Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur. The team of doctors included Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Atul Mishra, Pediatrician Dr. Dilip, OT staff Dilip, Nursing Staff & Doctors of Neonatal Incentive Care Unit (NICU).

 
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Neonate operated for Duodenal Atresia

Neonate of age 1 day underwent successful surgery of Duodenal Atresia at Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur. The team of doctors included Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Atul Mishra, Pediatrician Dr. Dilip, OT staff Dilip, Nursing Staff & Doctors of Neonatal Incentive Care Unit (NICU).

Dungarpur Resident Kalpana, age 28 years visited a local hospital for consultation during pregnancy tenure. On investigations of ultra-sound confirmed complete closure of a portion of the lumen of the duodenum. She was suggested a visit to Multi-Specialty Hospital (a place having all medical facilities under one roof. On a visit & consultation at Geetanjali Hospital, Dr. Arun Gupta, Head of Department-Obstetrics & Gynecology delivered the baby. On the very next day the baby was operated due to blockage in intestines. This disease is termed as Duodenal Atresia. The surgery lasted two-n-half hours. The blockage in intestines was removed and was placed correctly. The baby is now healthy and is drinking milk. Duodenal atresia occurs in 1 in every 5,000–10,000 live births.

What is Duodenal Atresia?

Duodenal atresia, also known as duodenojejunal atresia, is the congenital absence or complete closure of a portion of the lumen of the duodenum. It causes increased levels of amniotic fluid during pregnancy (polyhydramnios) and intestinal obstruction in newborn babies. During pregnancy, duodenal atresia is associated with increased amniotic fluid in the uterus, which is called polyhydramnios. This increase in amniotic fluid is caused by the inability of the fetus to swallow the amniotic fluid and absorb it in their digestive tract.

After birth, duodenal atresia may cause abdominal distension, especially of the upper abdomen. Bilious vomiting commonly occurs within the first day of life. The vomiting is described as “bilious”, because it contains bile acid.

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