Endoscopic resection of an obstructing antral web in an infant

L. J. Brandt, S. J. Boley, F. Daum, S. Kleinhaus

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Abstract

An antral web was discovered during the work-up of postcibal vomiting in an 18-month-old infant. An omphalocele repair had been performed previously and altered intraperitoneal anatomic relationships favored an endoscopic approach to web resection. The method devised was successful in removing the web; however, six weeks later laparotomy was necessary because of recurrent vomiting. At surgery the web was completely gone, although a circumferential ulcer was now present at the site of the prior web. Antroplasty was curative. An endosopic approach to antral webs is feasible and may in certain cases obviate laparotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S6-S8
JournalThe American Journal of Digestive Diseases
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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