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Intestinal stenosis caused by perinatal intussusception in a full-term neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17195145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perinatal intussusception is rare, but can be seen in both premature and full-term neonates. The symptoms and signs are similar to those seen in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), causing the diagnosis of intussusception to be delayed. We report a case of intussusception that presented with features suggestive of NEC in a 3.4-kg, full-term female neonate. Diagnosis of intussusception was made with a plain abdominal x-ray and abdominal ultrasound. During surgery, an ileocolic intussusception with intestinal stenosis was found. Although intestinal stenosis and atresia are commonly found in premature infants, these entities can also occur in a full-term infant. Early diagnosis is needed to reduce the high morbidity and mortality in these infants.
Olakayode O Ogundoyin; Dare I Ogunlana; Omolara M Onasanya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-18     Completed Date:  2007-03-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / diagnosis
Ileal Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Intussusception / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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