Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 63–64 | Cite as

Prenatal diagnosis of colon atresia

  • N. Anderson
  • T. Malpas
  • R. Robertson
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We report a case of colon atresia diagnosed pre-natally at 32 weeks' gestation. The fetal transverse colon was dilated. Complete atresia of the middle transverse colon was confirmed after birth. Small bowel dilatation (and clinical obstruction) did not develop until after 24h of age.


Public Health Small Bowel Prenatal Diagnosis Transverse Colon Bowel Dilatation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Anderson
    • 1
  • T. Malpas
    • 2
  • R. Robertson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChristchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsChristchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryChristchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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