Intussusception in a premature newborn: A case report

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https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v10.959

Keywords:

Intussusception, Neonate, Premature

Abstract

Background: Intussusception is rare in the neonatal period and even less common in premature babies.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a premature newborn with an insidious clinical picture characterized by irritability and multiple vomits. Ultrasound was diagnostic of intussusception. The baby had a jejunal intussusception without any pathological lead point, with a favorable outcome.

Conclusion: Intussusception is a rare cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction especially in premature neonates.

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Author Biography

Daniel Acosta Farina, Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde Children's Hospital. Guayaquil- Ecuador

Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde Children's Hospital

Chair of Pediatric Surgery

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Published

2021-06-18

How to Cite

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Acosta Farina D, León-Ochoa D, Serrano-Concha K, Cabrera-Viteri M, Oliveros-Rivero J, Acosta-Bowen D. Intussusception in a premature newborn: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2021Jun.18 [cited 2021Jul.30];10:30. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/959

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