Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 342–343 | Cite as

Diagnosis of congenital antral web by ultrasound

  • A. L. Chew
  • J. P. Friedwald
  • C. Donovan


Historically, the first case of congenital prepyloric membrane in an infant was documented in 1933 [1]. Since then cases have been reported only sporadically in the literature [2–8]. This is a case of congenital antral web which was identified by real-time ultrasonography, confirmed by barium meal study, and proven at gastrotomy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Chew
    • 1
  • J. P. Friedwald
    • 1
  • C. Donovan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA

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