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Radiological feature of colonic atresia
  1. Jia-liang Zhou,
  2. Yuan-long Fang,
  3. Song Tian,
  4. Xiao-chun Zhu,
  5. Wu-ping Ge
  1. Department of Neonatal Surgery, Guangdong Women and Children Hospital, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wu-ping Ge, Department of Neonatal Surgery, Guangdong Women and Children Hospital, Xingnan Road 521, Guangzhou 511400, Guangdong, China; gewuping{at}

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A term neonate was hospitalised for progressive abdominal distension and delayed meconium passage on his third day of life.

The abdominal plain film showed a huge dilated bowel loop in the right and upper third of the abdomen, and the contrast enema revealed distal microcolon with arrest of the contrast agent at the site of transverse colon (figure 1).

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The abdominal plain film in a supine position (A), contrast enema (B) and …

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  • Contributors JZ: idea for the article, literature review, writing, editing of the article and images and patient consent. WG: performed the surgery. YF: clinician responsible for the patients. XZ: editing of the article.

  • Funding None declared.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained from the parents/guardian.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.