Colonic atresia in neonates: Management dilemma in a developing country

Authors

  • Moufidath Sounkere-Soro
  • Jean-Baptiste Yaokreh Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Yapo Guy Serge Kouame Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Helen Audrey Thomas Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Samba Tembely Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Eric Koffi Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Thierry Odehouri-Koudou Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Dibi Bertin Kouame Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • Ossenou Ouatarra Department of Mother and Children (Pediatric Surgery), University Hospital Centre, Yopougon CÔTE D’IVOIRE

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v9.526

Keywords:

Colonic atresia, Colostomy, Newborn

Abstract

Background: Colonic atresia is one of the rarest causes of congenital intestinal obstructions. Its diagnosis is difficult, but prenatal investigations can improve it. The management of colonic atresia is not codified and depends on the resources available and surgeon’s experiences.

Case Series: We report three neonates presented with intestinal obstruction. At surgery, the diagnosis of colonic atresia was made. Two neonates were managed with an initial stoma. One baby died intraoperatively.

Conclusion: Management of colonic atresia is challenging in a developing country. Staged management with a stoma as initial procedure suits best to such settings.

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Published

2020-07-21 — Updated on 2020-07-29

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Sounkere-Soro M, Yaokreh J-B, Kouame YGS, Thomas HA, Tembely S, Koffi E, Odehouri-Koudou T, Kouame DB, Ouatarra O. Colonic atresia in neonates: Management dilemma in a developing country. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2020Jul.29 [cited 2020Oct.26];9:6. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/jns-526