Re: Double bubble duodenal atresia
My son was also diagnosed, at 32 weeks, with duodenal atresia. They found a double bubble in an ultrasound. We were at a complete loss, as all of our screening tests and prior ultrasounds came back as "normal". When they found the double bubble, we were told that he had a 50/50 chance of having DS and that he would most likely need surgery immediately after birth to correct the problem (whether he had DS or not). We found an experienced pediatric surgeon and met with him immediately. The surgeon assessed him minutes after he was born and advised us that surgery was necessary. My son had surgery about a day after he was born and the surgery was successful.
My best advise is to find an experienced doctor for possible surgery. Also be sure to deliver at a facility that has a Level III NICU or specialized children's hospital. You, and the baby, will get through it.
Best of luck to you and your girls. Just know that you are not alone.
Last edited by Administrator; 05-28-2009 at 04:27 PM.