Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 15(3); 1995 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;15(3): 545-551.
증례 : 식욕과항진으로 오진된 소아 십이지장 격막 1예 ( Case Reports : A Case Report of Duodenal Diaphragm Misdiagnosed as a Bulimia )
이용주, 이은경, 노경빈, 김윤련, 최숙자, 김용주 (Yong Joo Lee, Eun Kyeong Lee, Kyeong Bin Rho, Yun Lyeon Kim, Suk Ja Choi and Yong Joo Kim)
Duodenal diaphragm is a rare congenital anomaly among the congenital duodenal obstructions. Its symptom and sign usually appear since birth if obstruction is complete. The clinical manifestations of incompletely obstructive duodenal diaphragm are intermittent vomiting, abdominal pain and poor weight gain. Diagnosis may be delayed in this case. Authors experienced a case of incomplete duodenal diaphragm with a central hole. A 29 months old girl presented failure to thrive, intermittent episodes of bloating, abdominal discomfort and occasional vomiting. The patient vomited every 10-14 days, then the abdominal pain and distention were relieved. She overate for about 10 days until the next projectile vomiting. The vomitus frequently contained food ingested several days previously. Plain x-ray films of abdomen showed marked gastric distention. Upper gastrointestinal series revealed marked distention of the duodenum with windsock configuration and radiolucent line at the third portion of the duodenum. On gastroscopic examination, gastric bezoar impacting the pyloric canal and antrum was noted. At operation, we found mucosal membrane in the third portion of the duodenum and bezoar(Chinese cabbage) above the membrane. Side-to-side duodeno-jejunostomy was performed and bezoar was removed. She was discharged on the 13th postoperative day without any complication.
Key Words: Duodenal diaphragm , Duodenal obstruction
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