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Chirurgia 2019 June;32(3):151-3

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.18.04856-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Colonic atresia: the rarest atresia of the gastrointestinal tract

Rossella ANGOTTI , Francesco MOLINARO, Chiara PELLEGRINO, Francesco FERRARA, Edoardo BINDI, Giulia FUSI, Mario MESSINA

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical, Surgical, and Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy



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.


KEY WORDS: Colonic atresia - Gastrointestinal tract - Intestinal obstruction - Newborn infant

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