Duodenal atresia: its occurrence in siblings.

Case report


Gahukamble DB, Khamage AS, Shaheen AQ.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.

J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Dec;29(12):1599-600.


The authors describe a case of duodenal atresia occurring in two siblings. It is possible that the third sibling also died after complications of the same malformation. This familial occurrence may support the hypothesis that this anomaly is determined by an autosomal-recessive gene.

Keywords: Duodenal atresia

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