Colonic Atresia and Hirschsprung's Disease: A Case Report from King Abdulaziz University Hospital

Keywords: Colonic atresia, Aganglionosis, Anastomotic leak

Abstract

Atresia of the colon is a rare form among all types of intestinal atresia.  Further, the association between colonic atresia and aganglionosis is extremely rare; it may be easily overlooked due to the associated distal microcolon.  Management of a case of colonic atresia with distal aganglionosis presented with anastomotic leak due to unsuspected aganglionosis was discussed.  

Author Biographies

Nouf Y. Akeel, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Jamal S. Kamal, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery
Aisha M. Abdulrahman, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery
Published
2015-01-01
How to Cite
Akeel, N. Y., Kamal, J. S., & Abdulrahman, A. M. (2015). Colonic Atresia and Hirschsprung’s Disease: A Case Report from King Abdulaziz University Hospital. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 22(1), 65-68. Retrieved from http://jkaumedsci.org.sa/index.php/jkaumedsci/article/view/436
Section
Case Reports