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Necrotizing enterocolitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam


Premature baby. Unwell.

Patient Data

Age: 31 weeks gestation - premature birth

Abdominal x-rays

Extensive pneumatosis intestinalis.

Annotated image

Annotated x-ray

Close up demonstrates intraluminal gas (yellow *) with prominent intramural gas (blue arrows). 

Case Discussion

Typical, albeit marked, changes of necrotizing enterocolitis with very extensive gas outlining most of the bowel. 

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Case information

rID: 9793
Published: 24th May 2010
Last edited: 20th Nov 2019
System: Paediatrics
Tag: bowel
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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