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The stoma that appeared from nowhere
  1. Kamal Kuti,
  2. Anu Paul,
  3. Ashish Desai
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ashish Desai, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, Denmark Hill, London 12, London SE59RS, Kent, UK; ashishdesai{at}nhs.net

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A term baby with normal antenatal scans was postnatally diagnosed as having oesophageal atresia (OA) with tracheoesophageal fistula and an imperforate anus. The child had an umbilical venous catheter inserted, which was removed prior to surgery on day 2 of life. The OA was repaired and a divided colostomy was created. On day 8 postop, the nurse …

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