Two simultaneous intussusceptions in a neonate with DiGeorge syndrome: A case report

Authors

  • Uday Bhaskar MNS Mokrala The Child Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Lakshmi Sundararajan The Child Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Chandra Kumar Natarajan The Child Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v10.920

Keywords:

Neonate, Intussusception, Multiple Intussusceptions, Hypoxia

Abstract

Background: Double simultaneous intussusception is a peculiar and rare variety of intussusception with only 3 previously reported neonatal cases.

Case presentation: A 15-day-old male neonate with respiratory distress was found to have Tetralogy of Fallot and hypoplastic pulmonary stenosis. Small bowel intussusception was diagnosed on ultrasound abdomen following hematochezia on the next day. Emergency laparotomy revealed two intussusceptions, ileocolic and jejunojejunal, with bowel gangrenous requiring resection and anastomosis. No pathological lead point was identified. He recovered with supportive care and was discharged.

Conclusion: Simultaneously occurring double intussusceptions are extremely rare in neonates, and thorough examination of the entire small bowel in cases of intussusception is key to the diagnosis.

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Author Biographies

Uday Bhaskar MNS Mokrala, The Child Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, India

Departments of Paediatric Surgery,

Lakshmi Sundararajan, The Child Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, India

Departments of Paediatric Surgery,

Chandra Kumar Natarajan, The Child Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, India

Departments of Neonatology,

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Published

2021-01-25

How to Cite

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Mokrala UBM, Sundararajan L, Natarajan CK. Two simultaneous intussusceptions in a neonate with DiGeorge syndrome: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2021Jan.25 [cited 2021Jun.13];10:9. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/920

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