Although the anomaly of duodenal atresia alone is comparatively rare in the newborn, it has been described so frequently and so thoroughly that the presentation of a single case would not be justified. The complication of duodenal atresia by an additional rare anomaly of the intestine, however, is worthy of record.
REPORT OF A CASE
The patient was a newborn girl delivered on Feb. 15, 1941. The mother was admitted to the hospital during the eighth month of an uneventful pregnancy, with ruptured membranes. Her labor was rapid, and delivery was uncomplicated. The postpartum course was satisfactory.At birth the infant weighed 2,370 Gm. and measured 46 cm. in length. Its condition immediately after birth presented nothing unusual. Approximately 24 hours after birth regurgitation of both fluids and food was noted, which was almost immediately followed by persistent projectile vomiting. The vomitus was bile stained and was considerably greater in
FEINGOLD BF, SHULMAN AG. ISOLATED SEGMENT OF INTESTINE ASSOCIATED WITH DUODENAL ATRESIA. Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(3):541-545. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010030111007