Isolated ruptured appendicitis presenting as pneumatosis intestinalis in a premature neonate

Vaneet K Kalra, Girija Natarajan, Janet Poulik, Prem Arora, Christopher Gayer, Dima Altaany, Paul Stockman

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Abstract

We report a novel case of ruptured appendicitis in a premature neonate which radiographically mimicked necrotizing enterocolitis with free intraperitoneal air. On exploratory laparotomy, both the large and small intestines were normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Large Intestine
Appendicitis
Laparotomy
Small Intestine
Air

Keywords

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal appendicitis
  • Pneumatosis intestinalis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Isolated ruptured appendicitis presenting as pneumatosis intestinalis in a premature neonate. / Kalra, Vaneet K; Natarajan, Girija; Poulik, Janet; Arora, Prem; Gayer, Christopher; Altaany, Dima; Stockman, Paul.

In: Pediatric Surgery International, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 439-441.

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Kalra, Vaneet K ; Natarajan, Girija ; Poulik, Janet ; Arora, Prem ; Gayer, Christopher ; Altaany, Dima ; Stockman, Paul. / Isolated ruptured appendicitis presenting as pneumatosis intestinalis in a premature neonate. In: Pediatric Surgery International. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 439-441.
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