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Case 41 

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Case 41
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Ellen Chung

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199758968.003.0041
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date: 23 March 2019

2-day-old with distention.

KUB (left) shows multiple dilated tubular loops of bowel and absence of rectal air.

Contrast enema shows a transition zone in the sigmoid colon (arrowhead) and rectosigmoid ratio of less than 1.

In the newborn, the differential diagnosis of distal bowel obstruction also includes congenital atresias and functional immaturity. For older infants, the main differential consideration is functional constipation....

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