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Multifocal small bowel obstruction in an infant.
J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Aug; 50(8):1413-4.JP

Abstract

This is a case report of an acute small bowel obstruction in a 17-month-old girl with no significant past medical history. Computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen demonstrated complete obstruction at the proximal jejunum as well as perplexing dilation and air-fluid levels within the distal jejunum beyond the initial obstruction. Imaging demonstrated no evidence of malrotation, volvulus, or intussusception, but a clear diagnosis was not evident. Exploratory laparotomy was performed and multiple foreign bodies that appeared to be rubber balls were found within the small bowel. This case study identifies important clinical and radiologic considerations when assessing infants for small bowel obstruction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA, United States. Electronic address: jeanderson@ucdavis.edu.University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA, United States.University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA, United States.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26103792

Citation

Anderson, Jamie E., et al. "Multifocal Small Bowel Obstruction in an Infant." Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol. 50, no. 8, 2015, pp. 1413-4.
Anderson JE, Brown EG, Greenholz SK. Multifocal small bowel obstruction in an infant. J Pediatr Surg. 2015;50(8):1413-4.
Anderson, J. E., Brown, E. G., & Greenholz, S. K. (2015). Multifocal small bowel obstruction in an infant. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(8), 1413-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.05.019
Anderson JE, Brown EG, Greenholz SK. Multifocal Small Bowel Obstruction in an Infant. J Pediatr Surg. 2015;50(8):1413-4. PubMed PMID: 26103792.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Multifocal small bowel obstruction in an infant. AU - Anderson,Jamie E, AU - Brown,Erin G, AU - Greenholz,Stephen K, Y1 - 2015/06/06/ PY - 2015/02/03/received PY - 2015/04/23/revised PY - 2015/05/27/accepted PY - 2015/6/25/entrez PY - 2015/6/25/pubmed PY - 2016/4/7/medline KW - Computerized tomography KW - Foreign bodies KW - Small bowel obstruction SP - 1413 EP - 4 JF - Journal of pediatric surgery JO - J. Pediatr. Surg. VL - 50 IS - 8 N2 - This is a case report of an acute small bowel obstruction in a 17-month-old girl with no significant past medical history. Computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen demonstrated complete obstruction at the proximal jejunum as well as perplexing dilation and air-fluid levels within the distal jejunum beyond the initial obstruction. Imaging demonstrated no evidence of malrotation, volvulus, or intussusception, but a clear diagnosis was not evident. Exploratory laparotomy was performed and multiple foreign bodies that appeared to be rubber balls were found within the small bowel. This case study identifies important clinical and radiologic considerations when assessing infants for small bowel obstruction. SN - 1531-5037 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26103792/Multifocal_small_bowel_obstruction_in_an_infant_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022-3468(15)00378-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -