Varied Presentation of Congenital Segmental Dilatation of the Intestine in Neonates: Report of Three Cases
Keywords:Congenital segmental dilatation, Neonate, Pouch colon, Anorectal malformation, Pneumoperitoneum, Intestinal obstruction
Congenital segmental dilatation (CSD) of the intestine is a rare developmental anomaly characterized by sharply demarcated dilatation of a gastrointestinal segment and may present with intestinal obstruction. We report three cases of CSD of the intestine in neonates with varied presentation. First patient was mistaken as pneumoperitoneum on abdominal radiograph, which led to initial abdominal drain placement. The 2nd patient was a case of anorectal malformation associated with congenital pouch colon (CPC) and CSD of ileum; and the third case presented as neonatal intestinal obstruction and found to have CSD of ileum. All the patients were successfully managed in our department.
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