Small left colon syndrome in 3 sisters

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      Neonatal small left colon syndrome is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. Its etiology remains unknown, but a significant association has been noted between maternal diabetes and small left colon. No reported cases within the same family could be found in the literature, excepting 2 sets of twins. We report 3 cases of small left colon syndrome in 3 consecutive sisters born of a nondiabetic mother. This raises the question of a genetic factor in its etiology.

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