Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 285--287

Congenital segmental dilatation of jejunum: A rare entity


Amar A Shah, Anirudh V Shah 
 Neonatal and Pediatric Surgeon, Amardeep Multispeciality Children Hospital and Research Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amar A Shah
Amardeep Multispeciality Children Hospital and Research Center, 65, Pritamnagar Society, Near Government Ladies Hostel, Near Gujarat College, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad - 380 006, Gujarat
India

Segmental dilatation of the intestine is a rare disease and mostly involves the ileal segment. It commonly presents in the neonatal period and early infancy with symptoms of partial or total obstruction. We report a rare case of an isolated jejunal segmental dilatation in a 7-year-old girl. The child presented with malnutrition and signs of subacute obstruction. The diagnosis was confirmed intraoperatively, and the dilated segment was resected. Although the etiology remains unknown, we discuss its clinical aspects and relevant literature.


How to cite this article:
Shah AA, Shah AV. Congenital segmental dilatation of jejunum: A rare entity.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2019;24:285-287


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Shah AA, Shah AV. Congenital segmental dilatation of jejunum: A rare entity. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 21 ];24:285-287
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