Gastroschisis with jejunal and colonic atresia, and isolated colonic atresia in dichorionic, diamniotic twins

Matthew A. Saxonhouse, David W. Kays, David J. Burchfield, Roger Hoover, Saleem Islam

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Abstract

Despite the increasing incidence of gastroschisis, the cause remains unknown. Genetic factors may contribute to bowel anomalies as demonstrated by cases of gastroschisis in twins and siblings, and other types of bowel anomalies in twins. Atresia of the colon represents one of the rarest causes of neonatal intestinal obstruction. We present the first case of dichorionic, diamniotic male twins in which there was gastroschisis with jejunal and colonic atresia in Twin A and isolated colonic atresia in Twin B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-439
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric surgery international
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colonic atresia
  • Dichorionic diamniotic twins
  • Gastroschisis
  • Jejunal atresia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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