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Korean J Pediatr 2001 October;44(10) :1193-1196.
A Case of Annular Pancreas and Endocardial Cushion in the Abscence of Down Syndrome
Hae Jung Cho (Cho HJ)1, Jeong Jin Yu (Yu JJ)1, Yoo Ryung Lee (Lee YR)1, Chul Moon (Moon C)2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jeong Jin Yu ,Email: pedheart@hosp.sch.ac.kr
Copyright © 2001 by The Korean Pediatric Society
ABSTRACT
Annular pancreas is a rarely found gastrointestinal tract malformation, and is frequently associated with Down syndrome. Endocardial cushion defect is a type of congenital heart disease, commonly also related to Down syndrome. However, a combination of endocardial cushion defect with annular pancreas has not been reported previously. We recently experienced such a case in 2 month old boy. Moreover Down syndrome was excluded through physical examination and a chromosomal study. We think it difficult to obtain a complete explanation for this condition through the currently known pathogenesis of annular pancreas and endocardial cushion defect.
Keywords: Annular pancreas | Endocardial cushion defect
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