Annular pancreas in identical twin newborns.

@article{Hulvat2006AnnularPI,
  title={Annular pancreas in identical twin newborns.},
  author={Melissa C. Hulvat and Rajiv B. Kumar and Barry M. Newman and Jonathan K. Muraskas},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={
          e19-21
        }
}
Annular pancreas is a rare congenital anomaly occurring in 1 of every 12,000 to 15,000 live births [Nerwich N, Shi E. Neonatal duodenal obstruction: a review of 30 consecutive cases. Pediatr Surg Int 1994;9:47-50]. It may remain asymptomatic throughout life, present in adulthood, or present in infancy as a high intestinal obstruction. Review of the literature demonstrates only 8 cases of familial annular pancreas and no case of twins exhibiting the disease. We will describe a case of identical… CONTINUE READING