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Unformatted text preview: Intussusception may occur at the mouth of the diverticulum Peritonitis may occur if the diverticulum perforates Atresia and Stenosis Atresia is a failure of canalisation and results in a complete obstruction Stenosis is a narrowing of the gut lumen and results in a partial obstruction Atresia and stenosis are most common in the duodenum and least common in the colon The incidence is about 1 in 5000 births and they are usually quickly diagnosed Causes include, lack of recanalisation, malrotation, lack of blood supply during development...
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