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Intestinal associations of a single umbilical artery
  1. A E Louise McMurran,
  2. Suzanne V McMahon,
  3. Gregor M Walker
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland
  1. Correspondence to Gregor M Walker, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Dalnair Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ, Scotland; gregor.walker{at}

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A female term infant was born by spontaneous vaginal delivery following an uncomplicated antenatal course. At 30 h of age, she developed bile vomiting. There had been no spontaneous passage of meconium. On examination, she appeared well with a distended, soft abdomen. An abdominal radiograph showed marked intestinal dilatation with no distal gas. Intravenous antibiotics and fluids were commenced and a nasogastric tube was passed. A water-soluble contrast enema demonstrated a microcolon and, although …

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