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Crit Ultrasound J. 2017 Dec;9(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s13089-017-0057-0. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Point-of-care ultrasound identification of pneumatosis intestinalis in pediatric abdominal pain: a case report.

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1
Children's Emergency, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 229899, Singapore.
2
Children's Emergency, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 229899, Singapore. geneong@yahoo.com.

Abstract

We describe a case report of an infant with intussusception who presented to a pediatric emergency department with diarrhea and increased irritability. Pneumatosis intestinalis (intra-mural air) detected on point-of-care ultrasonography (but not apparent on plain abdominal radiographs) alerted the emergency physicians towards the severity of disease process.

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