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Arch Argent Pediatr. 2016 Apr;114(2):e108-10. doi: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.e108. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Segmental absence of intestinal muscle with ileal web in an extremely low birth weight infant: case report.

[Article in English, Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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1
Division of Neonatology, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Kadin Sagligi Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Ankara, 06230, Turkey. mbuyuktiryaki@yahoo.com.
2
Division of Neonatology, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Kadin Sagligi Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Ankara, 06230, Turkey.
3
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Kadin Sagligi Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Ankara, 06230, Turkey.
4
Division of Pathology, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Kadin Sagligi Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Ankara, 06230, Turkey.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Spontaneous intestinal perforations are localized perforations without the typical clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of necrotizing enterocolitis. Spontaneous intestinal perforation is a recently defined clinical entity. The best-known risk factor is prematurity. It is seen 2-3% in very low birthweight infants and 5 % of extremely low birthweight infants. Herein we report an extremely low birthweight infant with spontaneous intestinal perforation, segmental absence of intestinal muscle and an ileal web as an underlying cause. We aimed to draw attention to the segmental absence of intestinal muscle which is rare but increasingly reported cause of spontaneous intestinal perforation and the importance of histopathologic examination of surgical specimens.

KEYWORDS:

Ileal web; Intestinal muscle; Preterm infant; Spontaneous intestinal perforation

PMID:
27079403
DOI:
10.5546/aap.2016.eng.e108
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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