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Neonatal intestinal perforation due to congenital defects in the intestinal muscularis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1499584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Congenital defect of the muscular layer of the small intestine is a rare cause of spontaneous bowel perforation in premature infants. During the last 12 years we have observed four similar cases. We describe the most recent one, a premature infant who developed two abdominal events. On her 2nd day of life, spontaneous perforation of the distal ileum due to focal absence of the muscular layer occurred. Several weeks later she developed the typical clinical and histological picture of necrotizing enterocolitis. The clinical and histological characteristics of the two different conditions are compared, and the 24 cases reported in the literature are discussed. We conclude that focal absence of intestinal musculature may be not such a rare entity as is commonly believed.
Authors:
S Izraeli; E Freud; C Mor; A Litwin; M Zer; P Merlob
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-17     Completed Date:  1992-09-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Beilinson Medical Centre, Petach Tiqva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Intestine, Small / abnormalities*,  pathology,  surgery
Muscle, Smooth / abnormalities*,  pathology

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