Failure to Pass Meconium: Diagnosing Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction - - American Family Physician
Intestinal Obstruction in the Newborn: Overview of Intestinal Obstruction, Background, Anatomy
Enterocolitis can be fatal and is thought to be due to proliferation of bacteria as a result of stasis.
Evaluation and management of persistent problems after surgery for Hirschsprung disease in a child. Overview of Intestinal Obstruction Anatomic location Important anatomic sites to consider include the following:
The volume indicated is the volume used for rapid rectal distention. Failure of a full-term newborn to pass meconium in the first 24 hours may signal intestinal obstruction.
In children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, a common cause of intestinal obstruction is intussusception.
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Neonatal bowel obstruction - an overview
The presence of calcifications, free air or very large air-fluid levels suggests complications. When intestinal obstruction is suspected in a neonate, the first diagnostic test should be plain x-ray films of the abdomen as kidney, ureter, and bladder KUB and lateral decubitus views.
Symptoms, diagnosis, and therapy of neuronal intestinal dysplasia masked by Hirschsprung's disease. Colour of bile vomiting in intestinal obstruction in the newborn: