Segmental dilatation of the jejunum resembling prenatal volvulus

Citation
S. Hosie et al., Segmental dilatation of the jejunum resembling prenatal volvulus, J PED SURG, 36(6), 2001, pp. 927-929
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
ISSN journal
0022-3468 → ACNP
Volume
36
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
927 - 929
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-3468(200106)36:6<927:SDOTJR>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
A case of prenatally diagnosed intestinal obstruction caused by segmental d ilatation of the jejunum is presented. Routine ultrasound scan showed mild polyhydramnios, a dilated small bowel loop, and scoliosis. On repeat ultras ound scan a volvulus was suspected, which led to cesarean section and lapar otomy of the newborn, revealing the underlying pathology. Segmental resecti on and end-to-end anastomosis were followed by an uneventful recovery. Segm ental dilatation of the intestine should be considered as a cause of prenat ally manifested intestinal obstruction. Concomitant anomalies are frequent and may be helpful in making the correct diagnosis. J Pediatr Surg 36:927-9 29. Copyright (C) 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company.