A Rare Dual Diagnosis of Duodenal and Biliary Atresia in a Premature Infant
Grand Strand Medical Center
duodenal atresia, biliary atresia, in vitro fertilization, premature infant, kasai procedure, duodeno-duodenostomy
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Digestive System Diseases | Pediatrics | Surgery
We present a case of a baby conceived via in vitro fertilization and born prematurely with duodenal atresia. It was later discovered that the patient also had biliary atresia. Both defects were repaired surgically via duodeno-duodenostomy and Kasai procedures, respectively. Our case presents the rare event of both duodenal and biliary atresia as well as management in this case. Although this dual diagnosis is relatively uncommon, such a possibility should be considered in certain cases. This case also adds to the literature opening up further investigation for a likely link between these two anomalies.
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Hess A, Zino C, Camps J. A Rare Dual Diagnosis of Duodenal and Biliary Atresia in a Premature Infant. Cureus. 2021;13(9):e18218. doi:10.7759/cureus.18218