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Children 2018, 5(1), 10; doi:10.3390/children5010010

Esophageal Web in a Down Syndrome Infant—A Rare Case Report

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Department of Pediatrics, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, 682040 Kochi, Kerala, India
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Department of Gastromedicine, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, 682040 Kochi, Kerala, India
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Department of Family Medicine, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, 682040 Kochi, Kerala, India
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Received: 8 November 2017 / Revised: 5 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
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Abstract

We describe the rare case of an infant with trisomy 21 who presented with recurrent vomiting and aspiration pneumonia and a failure to thrive. Infants with Down’s syndrome have been known to have various problems in the gastrointestinal tract. In the esophagus, what have been described are dysmotility, gastroesophageal reflux and strictures. This infant on evaluation was found to have an esophageal web and simple endoscopic dilatation relieved the infant of her symptoms. No similar case has been reported in literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: trisomy 21; recurrent vomiting; aspiration pneumonia; esophageal web trisomy 21; recurrent vomiting; aspiration pneumonia; esophageal web
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Thomas, N.; Mukkada, R.J.; Abdul Jalal, M.J.; Narayanankutty, N. Esophageal Web in a Down Syndrome Infant—A Rare Case Report. Children 2018, 5, 10.

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