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Congenital segmental dilatation of jejunoileal region in a newborn: Unusual clinical and radiologic presentation

Author(s): Harjai M | Katiyar A | Negi V | Yadav D | Sharma M

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 15;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 96;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Neonatal bowel obstruction | segmental dilatation of the ileum | intestinal anomalies

Segmental dilatation of the ileum is one of the uncommon causes of intestinal obstruction in neonates. We present a case of slow transit of bowel contents leading to suspicion of functional bowel obstruction in a new born, which on exploration turned out to be a case of segmental dilatation of the jejuno-ileal region. The clinical and radiological evaluation was suggestive of hypomotility disorder of gut, resulting in diagnostic dilemma and delayed surgical intervention.
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