Congenital microgastria

G. D. Shackelford, W. H. McAlister, A. E. Brodeur, E. F. Ragsdale

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Congenital microgastria is a rare anomaly which is often accompanied by nonrotation of the stomach and failure of differentiation into its component segments. Representing a stage of arrested gastric development, it is frequently associated with asplenia due to the intimate relationship of the developing stomach and spleen in the embryo. Two cases of microgastria are reported, one in association with the asplenia syndrome and total colon aganglionosis, and the other in a patient with esophageal atresia, duodenal atresia and imperforate anus. Radiologic demonstration of microgastria in an infant should lead the radiologist to search for other anomalies, especially asplenia, congenital heart disease and intestinal malrotation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1973


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