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A pitfall in the interpretation of plain abdnominal radiographs in neonatal intestinal perforation: a case report

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Introduction The recognition of neonatal intestinal perforation relies on identification of free gas in the peritoneum on plain abdominal radiographs and the associated clinical signs. The neonatal bowel takes several hours to fill with gas, potentially obscuring one of the radiological signs of bowel perforation in the neonate. Case presentation We describe the case of a male, Caucasian neonate, born prematurely at 35+2 weeks of gestation, who was suspected before birth to be at risk of inte...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1752-1947-2-335

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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BioMed Central
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Journal of Medical Case Reports More from this journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
ARTN 335
Publication date:
2008-10-28
Acceptance date:
2008-10-28
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1752-1947
Pmid:
18957086
Language:
English
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pubs:566464
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uuid:0b8be544-768c-4030-9d2c-ab00399dfd55
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pubs:566464
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566464
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2018-06-13

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