What is Duodenal Atresia? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Duodenal atresia is a condition where the first part of the small bowel (the duodenum) has improperly developed. In this condition, the duodenum does not open and therefor does not allow the passage of stomach contents. Duodenal atresias can occur as a complete or partial blockage of any portion of the duodenum. Newborns diagnosed with duodenal atresia often present with vomiting.
According to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, duodenal atresia occurs between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 5,000 live births. About 1/3 of infants born with duodenal atresia will also have Down Syndrome. Because of this association, newborns are often tested for other problems such a heart defects.
The cause of duodenal atresia is unknown. It is thought to result from problems during an embryo’s development, in which the duodenum does not change from a solid to a tube-like structure, as it normally would.
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Clinical Trials – Investigational Therapies
For information on current clinical trials, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. This is a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials taking place in the U.S and abroad. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
For information about clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, contact the NIH Patient Recruitment Office:
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