Double bubble sign

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen

Presentation

History of preterm delivery and respiratory distress syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: Less than one year
Gender: Female
X-ray

Double bubble sign with no gasses in the distal bowel. A picture mostly related to duodenal atresia. 

Case Discussion

The distal gasless bowel is a red flag to suspect duodenal atresia rather than stenosis which will show some gasses in the distal bowel.

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Case information

rID: 52692
Case created: 17th Apr 2017
Last edited: 3rd May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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