Duodenal atresia

Case contributed by Dr Sebastian Tschauner


Newborn presenting with bilious vomiting and abdominal distension.

Patient Data

Age: Newborn
Gender: Male


Double bubble sign in the left and middle abdomen, suggestive of duodenal atresia.

A nasogastric tube is seen in orthotopic projection.

Case Discussion

Typical radiographic appearance of a duodenal atresia with double bubble sign. No intraabdominal gas is seen in other parts of the abdomen.

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Case information

rID: 49592
Published: 27th Nov 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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