Case report| Volume 45, ISSUE 8, P1714-1716, August 2010

Laparoscopic-assisted sigmoid resection for colonic ectasia in a neonate


      A 2.7-kg, 2-day-old girl was diagnosed to have a colonic ectasia and malrotation. She underwent laparoscopic resection of the ectatic segment and Ladd procedure. To our knowledge, such a laparoscopic resection of a colonic ectasia in a neonate has not been reported previously in the English literature. The clinical features, management, and surgical technique will be discussed in this report.

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