DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20202161

Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in newborn: a case report

Mahmoud M. Osman, Ahmed Hassan Sherif, Mohammed Saleh Alissa, Suzan Abdel Hamid, Adel Abdelsalam Alatar

Abstract


Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a rare and serious disorder of the gastrointestinal tract motility with the primary defect of impaired peristalsis. Symptoms are consistent with a bowel obstruction, although mechanical obstruction cannot be identified. It is a rare differential diagnosis for neonatal intestinal obstruction. Herein we report a case of neonate with non-resolving intestinal pseudo-obstruction, presenting since birth as progressive abdominal distention. The diagnosis was made by exclusion of mechanical causes of intestinal obstruction via thorough imaging studies.


Keywords


Impaired peristalsis, Intestinal obstruction, Motility disorder, Pseudo-obstruction

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