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