A very rare type of multiple intestinal atresias: "A string of pearls"

Souzubir S., Ariturk E., Baris S., Gork S., Rizalar R., Bernay F., ...More

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol.63, no.5, pp.692-696, 1996 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02730824
  • Journal Name: The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.692-696
  • Keywords: Multiple intestinal atresias
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Intestinal atresia is the most frequently encountered cause of ileus in the neonate. Of all atresias combination of small and large bowel atresias is extremely rare. In 1973, Guttman presented a case with multiple, widespread atresias of small and large bowel, intraluminal calcifications and a hereditary nature. This paper describes the detailed pathological findings of a similar case of multiple intestinal atresias and discusses for the pathogenesis of this rare condition. © 1996 Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation.