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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 1084–1095 | Cite as

Congenital duodenal obstruction: causes and imaging approach

  • Michael F. BrinkleyEmail author
  • Elisabeth T. Tracy
  • Charles M. Maxfield
Review

Abstract

Bilious emesis is a common cause for evaluation in pediatric radiology departments. There are several causes of congenital duodenal obstruction, most of which require elective surgical correction, but the potential of malrotation with midgut volvulus demands prompt imaging evaluation. We review the various causes of congenital duodenal obstruction with an emphasis on the approach to imaging evaluation and diagnosis.

Keywords

Children Congenital Duodenum Imaging Obstruction Radiography Surgery Upper gastrointestinal series (upper GI) Volvulus 

Notes

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Conflicts of interest

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. Brinkley
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elisabeth T. Tracy
    • 2
  • Charles M. Maxfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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