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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012;55(9):655-658.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.9.655    Published online September 17, 2012.
Colon atresia, a rare comorbid condition in VACTERL association.
Ji Hye Hwangbo, Eun Young Heo, Youn Sil Choo, Jin Young Bae, Mi Ju Kim, Won Joon Seong
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyungbook National University School of Medicine, Deagu, Korea. wjseong@knu.ac.kr
Abstract
Vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheoesophageal, renal and limb (VACTERL) association is defined by the presence of at least three of the following six congenital malformations: vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal anomalies and limb abnormalities. The abdominal cystic mass, suspicious of colon atresia was identified on prenatal ultrasonography. The new born infant exhibited single umbilical artery, hemivertebra, hypoplastic nasal bone, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, colon atresia. For treatment of colon atresia, two staged surgery was provided by a pediatric surgeon. We experienced colon atresia, a very rare comorbid condition in VACTERL association. Prompt diagnosis and surgical correction was possible with the cooperation of pediatric surgeons, obstetricians and pediatricians.
Key Words: VACTERL association, Colon atresia, Congenital malformations
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