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Francesca E Stedman, Michael P Stanton



Congenital bowel obstruction affects around 1 in 2000 live births. Presentation can be varied depending upon the level of the obstruction and whether or not there was antenatal suspicion. Causes of a proximal obstruction include pyloric atresia, duodenal atresia, jejuno-ileal atresia, and malrotation. Causes of a distal obstruction include colonic atresia, small left colon syndrome and meconium disease. This review describes in detail the presenting features, aetiology, epidemiology and clinical management of these conditions.

Keywords: bowel obstruction, neonate, bilious vomit, atresia, meconium disease


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