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What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Most can:: Anal atresia, or absence of anus, and te fistula, or closed esophagus, tend to be immediately obvious and immediately life threatening, as id diaphragmatic hernia (absence of half the diaphragm, with intestines bulging into the chest where lungs should be). Others can be silent, or very subtle.
Answered on Jul 28, 2013

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