Intussusception in preterm infants: case report and literature review

  title={Intussusception in preterm infants: case report and literature review},
  author={Ute G{\"o}rgen-Pauly and Carl Schultz and Martina Kohl and W. Sigge and J{\"o}rg M{\"o}ller and Ludwig Gortner},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Intussusception is an extremely rare disorder in preterm infants. An infant of 29 weeks gestational age with this condition is reported and a retrospective analysis of 17 previously reported cases presented. In the reviewed preterm infants, risk factors for intussusception seemed to be multifactorial. Clinical features included severe abdominal distension (17/17), gastric aspirates (13/17), commonly bilious, bloody stools (10/17) and rarely a palpable abdominal mass (5/17). Diagnostic features… CONTINUE READING


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