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Multiple sequential intussusceptions causing bowel obstruction in a preterm neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17618896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of multiple sequential intussusceptions in a preterm neonate that resulted in mechanical bowel obstruction. The differential diagnosis of abdominal obstruction in a neonate is extensive, requiring a thorough review of presentation and methodical workup to determine etiology (Teitelbaum DH. Obturation obstruction of the intestine. In: O'Neill JA, editor. Principles of pediatric surgery. St. Louis (MO): Mosby, 2003. p. 605-612). Rare causes must be considered in a patient with no obvious etiology on contrast studies and persistent symptoms. Intussusception, a common cause of obstruction and pain in older infants and children, can rarely occur in neonates and is unfortunately difficult to diagnose preoperatively (J Pediatr. 1955;47:87-94; Pediatr Surg Int. 1998;13:232-236; Ann Saudi Med. 2000; 20:310-312; Eur J Pediatr. 1999;158:830-832; J Paedatr Child Health. 2004;40:388-391; Radiology. 1977;125:463-466; J Perinat Med. 2004;32:190-194).
Kristine D Slam; Daniel H Teitelbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-09     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1279-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Toledo, Health Science Campus, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*,  surgery*
Intussusception / complications*,  surgery*

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