Role of Bishop–Koop Procedure for Jejunal and Proximal Ileal Atresia


  • Anand Pandey Department of Pediatric Surgery King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India
  • Gurmeet Singh
  • Gaurav Shandilya
  • Archika Gupta
  • Jiledar Rawat
  • Ashish Wakhlu
  • Shiv Narain Kureel


Bishop–Koop procedure, Atresia, Surgery


Background: This study was undertaken to review the Bishop–Koop procedure as a treatment option with a grossly dilated proximal segment in jejunal and proximal ileal atresia.

Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted from January 2012 to June 2018 in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India. The outcome, complication rate, and the follow-up study for postoperative adverse outcomes were assessed.

Results: Thirty-two neonates underwent Bishop–Koop procedure. The mean age at presentation was 4.37  2.3 days. The male (n=22) to female (n=10) ratio was 2.2:1. Sixteeen had jejunal (type II-9, type III- 7), and 16 (type II-6, type III-10) had proximal ileal atresia. The mean duration of the hospital stay was 13.03  5.7 days. Oral feeds were initiated by the 7th postoperative day. In our study, the complication rate was 31.25% (n=10) and mortality rate was 37.5% (n=12).

Conclusions: Bishop–Koop procedure appears to be a technically efficient method in desperate cases of jejunoileal atresia with a grossly dilated proximal segment, although more extensive studies may be needed to compare Bishop–Koop procedure and other operation techniques.


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Pandey A, Singh G, Shandilya G, Gupta A, Rawat J, Wakhlu A, Kureel SN. Role of Bishop–Koop Procedure for Jejunal and Proximal Ileal Atresia. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2020May6 [cited 2021Apr.13];8(4):31. Available from:

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