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Case of the Month October 2021- Preterm neonate with abdominal distention and clinical decompensation

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Martin Necas 1 & Holly Smith 1

1    Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand; martin@antegrade.net

*   Correspondence: martin@antegrade.net

Clinical History:

An 8-day-old female born at 23-weeks gestation was referred for abdominal ultrasound due to worsening metabolic acidosis, abdominal distension and discolouration. An X-ray performed prior to ultrasound showed paucity of bowel gas, a prominent fixed loop of small bowel centrally, with no definite signs of free gas. High-resolution abdominal ultrasound was performed using an ultra-broadband linear array transducer (eL18-4, Philips Epiq Elite ultrasound system).

 

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