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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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal appendicitis
  • Pneumatosis intestinalis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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