Intestinal atresia and stenosis: a retrospective analysis of presentation, morbidity and mortality in Zaria, Nigeria.

@article{Ameh2000IntestinalAA,
  title={Intestinal atresia and stenosis: a retrospective analysis of presentation, morbidity and mortality in Zaria, Nigeria.},
  author={Emmanuel Adoyi Ameh and Paul T. Nmadu},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={39-42}
}
Over a period of 19 years 22 children with intestinal atresia and stenosis were managed at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria. The condition ranks as the fourth most common cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction after anorectal malformation, Hirschsprung's disease and strangulated inguinal hernia at the hospital. Three patients had duodenal atresia, 18 had jejunoileal involvement (atresia 15, stenosis 3) and one colonic atresia. The median age at presentation to the surgeon… CONTINUE READING