Colonic Atresia: A Case Report
Venkatchalapathy TS* and Venkatesh KL
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vanivilas Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Venkatchalapathy TS
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vanivilas Hospital
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 26, 2012; Accepted Date: October 17, 2012; Published Date: October 19, 2012
Citation: Venkatchalapathy TS, Venkatesh KL (2012) Colonic Atresia: A Case Report. Pediat Therapeut 2:137. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000137
Copyright: © 2012 Venkatchalapathy TS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Atresia of the colon is among the rare types of all gastrointestinal atresias. Transverse colon is the rarest site of all the colonic atresias. We report a case of a 3 day old female baby who presented with the features of distal intestinal obstruction. At laparotomy type III atresia of the middle part of transverse colon, with proximal dilatation of caecum and ascending colon and distal part of transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon being microcolon is noticed. Newborn underwent exploration primary ileostomy and distal mucus stoma of transverse colon was done.