Congenital mesenteric defect: Description of a rare cause of distal intestinal obstruction in a neonate.

@article{Malit2012CongenitalMD,
  title={Congenital mesenteric defect: Description of a rare cause of distal intestinal obstruction in a neonate.},
  author={Michele Malit and Sathyaprasad C. Burjonrappa},
  journal={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={121-3}
}
INTRODUCTION Internal hernias are a rare cause of bowel obstruction in the neonate and present with bilious vomiting. Newborns may be at risk of loss of significant length of bowel if this rare condition is not considered in the differential diagnosis of bilious emesis. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a case of a twin with an internal hernia through a defect in the ileal mesentery who presented with neonatal bowel obstruction. The patient had a microcolon on the contrast enema suggesting that… CONTINUE READING

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