Intussusception in a premature newborn: A case report
Keywords:Intussusception, Neonate, Premature
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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