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Case 36 

Case 36
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Case 36
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Ellen Chung

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199758968.003.0036
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date: 08 December 2019

6-day-old premature infant.

Left lateral decubitus (left) and cross-table lateral (right) radiographs show extensive subserosal pneumatosis (curvilinear air lucency in the bowel wall [arrowheads]) and free intraperitoneal air (arrows).

The finding of pneumatosis is usually not benign in children as it may be in adults. In premature infants, this is a specific finding of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Pneumatosis may also be seen in neutropenic enterocolitis....

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