Successful Medical Treatment of Segmental Dilatation of Duodenal Bulb in an Infant

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Aydın B., Dilli D., Gökçe S., Beken S., Zenciroğlu A., Okumuş N.

Kafkas J Med Sci, vol.4, no.3, pp.121-123, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/kjms.2014.83703
  • Journal Name: Kafkas J Med Sci
  • Journal Indexes: EBSCO Education Source
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-123
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


ABSTRACT Vomiting of infants may result from an ineffi caciously functioning gastroesophageal junction or it may be associated with numerous serious diseases. Segmental bulbus dilatation of duodenum is a very rare gastrointestinal system pathology that can trigger vomiting by causing either motility disorder or gastroesophageal refl ux. In the case here presented, endoscopic examination showed a severely dilated bulbus duodeni with decreased motility. In contrast with the previous cases reported in literature, the condition was treated medically with success. Key words: dilatation; duodenum; endoscopy; gastrointestinal; infant; newbor