Documentation of the Small Intestine Atresias: A Single Institution Experience in Turkey [22 Cases]
U Bayol, D Etit, F Aktas, D Altinel, S Cumurcu, R Beyhan, B Sahin. Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Background: Atresia is the loss of continuity of the small bowel lumen and is accompanied with intestinal obstruction, whilst stenosis is a localized luminal narrowing which may produce a partial obstruction to passage of intestinal contents. The duodenum is the most commonly affected segment, its incidence being about 1 in 5000 live births. Involvement of the jejunum and ileum are less common.
Design: Retrospective study of neonatal autopsies of small intestine atresias (SIA) in a 22 consecutive cases in Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital. A total of 22 cases with a mean age of 29 days, 9 were males and 13 females. In the current study, anomalies associated with SIA were grouped into several categories as cardiac, genitourinary, hepatobiliary and central nervous system anomalies.
Results: According to our series; out 22 SIA cases, 2 (10%) were associated with cardiac anomalies including heart and large vessel disorders. 2 (10%) cases had genitourinary system abnormalities, while 3 (13%) had hepatobiliary and 5 (22%) had central nervous system disorders.
Conclusions: SIA was a significant gastrointestinal tract abnormality among the perinatal autopsy cases in our institutional archives. SIA s were accompanied with central nervous, hepatobiliary, cardiac and genitourinary system disorders consequently.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:30 AM
Poster Session V # 13, Wednesday Morning