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Isolated Duodenal Pathology in Monochorionic Diamniotic Twins Involving Same Sex - Abstract

Junaid Ashraf, Rakesh Thakur, Ruth Hallows, Varadaraja Kalidasan



We are reporting first case of duodenal atresia occurring in both members of premature low birth weight monochorionic diamniotic twins of same sex. The twins were born at 28 weeks of gestations with no dyspmorphic features and normal chromosomes. One of the twins had type II duodenal atresia in the second part of the duodenum along with meckel’s diverticulum which was also excised. The other presented with duodenal web at the junction of second and third part of duodenum. He also underwent an elective left sided inguinal hernia repair at five months of age. They underwent delayed repair at 3rd and 4th weeks of age respectively. Both babies had an uneventful postoperative course.

Keywords: duodenal atresia, duodenal web, monozygotic twins

doi: 10.21614/jpss.11.1.29

citation: J Pediatr Surg Spec. 2017;11(1):29-32


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