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Roentgenological diagnosis of alimentary tract emergencies in the new born.

Subbarao K - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2008)

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An attempt has been made to stress the importance of roentgenological examination in establishing definite preobservation diagnosis in some of the alimentary tract emergencies in the newborn. A brief account of the roentgenological criteria has been given with illustrations of surgically proved cases whereever possible. A short list of pertinent references is appended.

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Forked pancreas. Note the distended stomach and duodenal cap with very little gas distal to the obstruction
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Mentions: This is a congenital anomaly of indeterminate origin and as a rule the upper descending portion of the duodenum is involved but any portion may be encircled. The circle may not be complete always. It is a rather rare extrinsic cause of congenital duodenal obstruction. Slight degrees of obstruction go undetected throughout life. One of Poppel's[11] cases was associated with carcinoma of the head of pancreas in a 65-year-old man. When the obstruction is complete the child is seen early in life with persistent vomiting. A scout film of the abdomen taken at that time reveals a distended stomach and duodenal cap. The markedly distended stomach and proximal duodenum with the presence of minimal amounts of gas in the distal portion of the intestines as shown in Figure 2, are rather characteristic of annular or forked pancreas causing incomplete obstruction of the duodenum. However it is very often impossible to differentiate this from obstruction caused by other rarer anomalies such as peritoneal or periduodenal bands. In cases where it is hard to postulate a diagnosis of duodenal obstruction on scout films of the abdomen alone, it is advisable to administer contrast material by mouth and thus study the alimentary tract.


Roentgenological diagnosis of alimentary tract emergencies in the new born.

Subbarao K - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2008)

Forked pancreas. Note the distended stomach and duodenal cap with very little gas distal to the obstruction
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Figure 0002: Forked pancreas. Note the distended stomach and duodenal cap with very little gas distal to the obstruction
Mentions: This is a congenital anomaly of indeterminate origin and as a rule the upper descending portion of the duodenum is involved but any portion may be encircled. The circle may not be complete always. It is a rather rare extrinsic cause of congenital duodenal obstruction. Slight degrees of obstruction go undetected throughout life. One of Poppel's[11] cases was associated with carcinoma of the head of pancreas in a 65-year-old man. When the obstruction is complete the child is seen early in life with persistent vomiting. A scout film of the abdomen taken at that time reveals a distended stomach and duodenal cap. The markedly distended stomach and proximal duodenum with the presence of minimal amounts of gas in the distal portion of the intestines as shown in Figure 2, are rather characteristic of annular or forked pancreas causing incomplete obstruction of the duodenum. However it is very often impossible to differentiate this from obstruction caused by other rarer anomalies such as peritoneal or periduodenal bands. In cases where it is hard to postulate a diagnosis of duodenal obstruction on scout films of the abdomen alone, it is advisable to administer contrast material by mouth and thus study the alimentary tract.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

An attempt has been made to stress the importance of roentgenological examination in establishing definite preobservation diagnosis in some of the alimentary tract emergencies in the newborn. A brief account of the roentgenological criteria has been given with illustrations of surgically proved cases whereever possible. A short list of pertinent references is appended.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus