Atresia of the colon. A review of the literature with a report of 2 cases

Heydenrych, J. J. ; Van der Riet, R. Le S. (1973-10)


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Colonic atresia is a rare condition, and only 69 cases have been reported; 2 further cases are described. The first case was diagnosed late and operation was carried out 5.5 days after birth. An ileostomy was performed and a final anastomosis was carried out 9 wk later. The child is now 8 yr old and growing normally.

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