Necrotising enterocolitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Premature baby. Unwell.

Patient Data

Age: 31 weeks gestation - premature birth

Abdominal x-rays

Modality: X-ray

Extensive pneumatosis intestinalis.

Annotated x-ray

Modality: Annotated image

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

Case Discussion

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

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Case Information

rID: 9793
Case created: 24th May 2010
Last edited: 5th Dec 2015
System: Paediatrics
Tag: bowel
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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