Intestinal Atresia

Intestinal atresia is commonly caused by fetal mesenteric vascular accidents and presents at birth as bilious emesis, progressive abdominal distension, and failure to pass meconium. Workup includes contrast enema as well as suction rectal biopsy to exclude Hirschsprung's disease. There are four types of intestinal atresia. Type I is mucosal atresia only. Type II involves atretic ends connected by a fibrous band of tissue. Type IIIA, the most common type, has two atretic ends of bowel separated by a V shaped defect in the mesentery. In Type IIIB, the distal atretic bowel receives blood from the ileocolic or right colic arteries, also referred to as the "apple peel" type. Type IV involves multiple atretic segments. Surgical therapy of intestinal atre-sia should be pursued urgently and involves resection of the affected bowel with primary anastomosis.

Baby Sleeping

Baby Sleeping

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Sleeping. Your baby is going to be sleeping a lot. During the first few months, your baby will sleep for most of theday. You may not get any real interaction, or reactions other than sleep and crying.

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