Gastroschisis with jejunal and colonic atresia, and isolated colonic atresia in dichorionic, diamniotic twins

Document Type

Case Report


Paediatric Surgery


Despite the increasing incidence of gastroschisis, the cause remains unknown. Genetic factors may contribute to bowel anomalies as demonstrated by cases of gastroschisis in twins and siblings, and other types of bowel anomalies in twins. Atresia of the colon represents one of the rarest causes of neonatal intestinal obstruction. We present the first case of dichorionic, diamniotic male twins in which there was gastroschisis with jejunal and colonic atresia in Twin A and isolated colonic atresia in Twin B.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Pediatric Surgery International