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what are probable causes of duodenal atresia?

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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery 48 years experience
Unknown: No one knows the exact cause of the atresia. The duodenum goes through a phase where is is "solid" and then an opening develops. Something happens and this does not occur correctly. 20-30% of the time it is associated with down syndrome. It is correctalbe with surgery.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the use of a duodenum?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Conduit: The doudenum connects the stoamch to the small intestine like the jejunum and ileum. As the food progresses to the intestine additional agents are added via the duodenum, such as bile and digestive enzymes from the pancreas.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Where is the duodenal?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Abdomen: The duodenal is the duodenum which is a short piece of intestine that connects the stomach to the small intestine where all the nutrients are absorbed.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: duodenum?

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A 35-year-old female asked:

What could cause findings of lymphocytes in my duodenum?

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Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 58 years experience
No short answer: Everyone has some lymphocytes in their duodenum and as usual normalcy is a bell curve. And you can be on either end or even off of it, if you have a lymphoid follicle in the intestinal wall. You need to talk to your gastroenterologist and ask him if you need other testing and if you are not happy with the answer get a second opinion.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of duodenal atresia?

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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery 48 years experience
Duodenum-congenital: The cause is the same, a failure of the process of developing an opening in the duodenum in utero. About 1/3 of the cases are found in children with down syndrome. That is the single most common association. There are children born with both esophageal and duodenal atresia and that is a surgical emergency.

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