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infent deudeum bowl obstuctin

can anybody give me some info on deudeum bowl obstuction it would be greatly appseated i went for an ultrasound today i'm 24 wks and 2 days and the doctor said my son had it but can be fixed with surgery after he is born i'm a new mom at 35 and just need some help thanks a bunch ladys

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Asked by 1stxmom36 at 6:12 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 6:19 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • In newborns, congenital duodenal obstruction can occur when the duodenal channel (duodenal lumen) is not correctly formed during fetal development. The duodenum may have a membrane reducing the channel size or two blind pouches instead of one duodenal channel, or a gap or flap of tissue may be present. In each case, the channel is not sufficiently developed at birth or sufficiently open to allow the passage of food and liquid, resulting in poor digestion and poor nutrition.

    Surgery involves the surgeon placing a tube in the baby's nose down into the stomach and opening the channel that is blocked.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 6:20 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

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