Duodenal atresia presenting as hematemesis in a premature infant with Down syndrome. Case report and review of the literature.

R. Chhabra, B. R. Suresh, G. Weinberg, R. Marion, L. P. Brion

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Congenital duodenal obstruction, a common complication of Down syndrome, most often presents as neonatal bilious vomiting. We report the first premature infant with Down syndrome whose duodenal atresia presented with a massive hematemesis secondary to duodenitis. Since a plain radiograph of the abdomen is diagnostic in the case of duodenal obstruction, it should be included in the diagnostic workup of hematemesis in newborn infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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