Journal of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons
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Case Reports
A Case of Blind Loop Syndrome After Repair of Jejunoileal Atresia
Naomi KameiSyou AkamineYuri UenoKazuhiro Ohtsu
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2020 Volume 56 Issue 3 Pages 297-301


We report the case of an 8-year-old girl with blind loop syndrome. She had a history of bowel resection in the neonatal period due to Type III jejunoileal atresia. At 7 days after the operation, the enteroenterostomy site leaked, which was conservatively treated. She grew normally afterwards. At 7 years of age, she really wanted ice and was diagnosed as having anemia. We suspected a small intestinal stenosis or a passage disturbance on the basis of the findings of computed tomography (CT) and radiological enteroclysis and she was then subjected to surgery. At 80 cm from the ileocecum, the oral-side small intestine adhered into a loop. The anal side was interrupted, and the oral and anal sides were under a condition wherein a fistula formed. After the resection of the blind loop intestinal tract, an end-to-end anastomosis was performed. With such a medical history, long-term follow-up of the patient for anemia should be carried out.

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