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intestinal atresia

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
26 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
X-rays: Usually intestinal atresis can be suspected by plain abdominal x-rays. More specific tests include contrast studies: upper GI contrast study and con ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
26 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Obstruction: Intestinal atresia is a form of intestinal obstruction. Symptoms include repetitive vomiting, abdominal distention, and feeding difficulty.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: This is a congenital condition (babies are born with it) and is usually diagnosed in infancy.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
40 years experience in Neonatology
Intestinal atresia: Intestinal atresia is a malformation where there is a narrowing or absence of a portion of the intestine. This defect can either occur in the small or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Days maby wks no: After birth, we rely on the intact digestive system to acquire fluids and nutrients & expell waste. Intentinal atresia prevents that. Within hours of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Absolutely not: Intestinal atresia is a birth defect that causes the digestive tract to be blocked (obstructed).This a life threatening situation that can be correcte ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, in some cases: Most of intestinal atresia occur sporadically, though.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
26 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Surgical resection: Intestinal atresia is usually treated with surgical resection of the atretic segment and re-anastomosis to establish continuity of the intestinal trac ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Generally 2 mon. but: If there was a major birth defect, prospective parents should work with their doctors to check for a cause, and to monitor for birth defects in the ne ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Surgery: this is usually a birth defect that CAN BE CORRECTED WITH SURGERY

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