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Neonatal bowel obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22595716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Newborn intestinal obstructions are a common reason for admission to neonatal ICUs. The incidence is estimated to be approximately 1 in 2000 live births. There are 4 cardinal signs of intestinal obstruction in newborns: (1) maternal polyhydramnios, (2) bilious emesis, (3) failure to pass meconium in the first day of life, and (4) abdominal distention. The presentation may vary from subtle and easily overlooked findings on physical examination to massive abdominal distention with respiratory distress and cardiovascular collapse. A careful history and physical examination often identify the diagnosis. Concomitant resuscitation (volume, gastric decompression, and ventilatory support) may be necessary.
David Juang; Charles L Snyder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1558-3171     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  685-711     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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