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      L’Atrésie colique: à propos de deux cas Translated title: Colonic atresia: report of two cases


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          L’atrésie colique est la moins fréquente des atrésies de l’appareil digestif. Le trouble de vascularisation anténatal est l’hypothèse étiologique la plus communément admise pour expliquer les formes complètes. Cette anomalie peut être isolée ou faire partie d’un syndrome poly malformatif. Nous rapportons deux cas d’atrésie du colon: le premier admis dans un tableau d’occlusion néonatale basse, épreuve à la sonde négative. L’exploration chirurgicale a objectivé une atrésie colique type I. le patient a bénéficié d’une colostomie première puis d’une anastomose termino-terminale. Avec des suites opératoires simples. Le deuxième patient a été admis dans un tableau d’occlusion néonatale haute. L’atrésie colique était de découverte fortuite en per-opératoire, associée à une atrésie grêlique. Le patient a bénéficié d’une double stomie, mais les suites opératoires ont été marquées par le décès dans un tableau de choc septique. A la lumière des ces deux observations et après une revue de la littérature; Nous soulignons la rareté de la pathologie et la difficulté de prise en charge surtout en cas de retard diagnostic.

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                Pan Afr Med J
                The Pan African Medical Journal
                African Field Epidemiology Network
                04 November 2010
                : 7
                [1 ]Service de Chirurgie Pédiatrique, CHU Hassan II, Fès, Maroc
                [2 ]Service d’Anesthésie Réanimation, CHU Hassan II, Fès, Maroc
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                [& ]Corresponding author: Shimi Abdelkarim, Service d’Anesthésie réanimation, CHU Hassan II, 30000, Fès, Maroc
                Karima Atarraf et al.

                The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                atrésie,colon,maroc,chirurgie,appareil digestif
                atrésie, colon, maroc, chirurgie, appareil digestif


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