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Dr. Stephen Kim
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Intestinal Atresia (Overview)

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 large intestine.


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What are the tests for intestinal atresia?

What are the tests for intestinal atresia?

Ultrasound, x-ray: Ultrasounds can be used to diagnose intestinal atresia prior to birth. Once born if suspected, plain abdominal films or with contrast can diagnose and locate level of intestinal atresia. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Kim
93 doctors shared insights

Intestinal Atresia (Overview)

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 large intestine.


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What are the symptoms of intestinal atresia?

What are the symptoms of intestinal atresia?

Vomiting: Intestinal atresia is a congenital blockage of the intestine that occurrs in newborns. It is treated by surgery, usually in the first feew days of life. Other symptoms include abdominal distension. Vomiting is usually bilious (green). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for intestinal atresia?

What is the treatment for intestinal atresia?

Surgery: Intestinal atresia is a blockage or non union of intestine that occurs prior to birth. Surgery puts the intestine in continuity as it should so that eating and digestion can occur. Normal eating cannot occur until blockage is repaired. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic reason for intestinal atresia?

Is there a genetic reason for intestinal atresia?

Yes, in some cases: Most of intestinal atresia occur sporadically, though. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intestinal atresia?

Ultrasound, x-ray: Ultrasounds can be used to diagnose intestinal atresia prior to birth. Once born if suspected, plain abdominal films or with contrast can diagnose and locate level of intestinal atresia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intestinal atresia?

Vomiting: Intestinal atresia is a congenital blockage of the intestine that occurrs in newborns. It is treated by surgery, usually in the first feew days of life. Other symptoms include abdominal distension. Vomiting is usually bilious (green). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Intestinal atresia?

What is the definition or description of: Intestinal atresia?

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 large intestine. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more