Colonic atresia (CA) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction of the newborn. It is the rarest atresia of the gastrointestinal tract. The survival rate is 90%. However, the delayed diagnosis and surgery after 72 hours of life, have a high mortality rate. We report our experience and we revised our case after a review of the literature to analyze the critical aspects of our management and improve our practice.

Colonic atresia: The rarest atresia of the gastrointestinal tract

Bindi E.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Colonic atresia (CA) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction of the newborn. It is the rarest atresia of the gastrointestinal tract. The survival rate is 90%. However, the delayed diagnosis and surgery after 72 hours of life, have a high mortality rate. We report our experience and we revised our case after a review of the literature to analyze the critical aspects of our management and improve our practice.
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