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Ultrasonographic findings of multiple intussusception in an extremely preterm infant
  1. Akari Takai1,
  2. Tatsuji Hasegawa1,
  3. Taizo Furukawa2,
  4. Tatsuro Tajiri2,
  5. Hajime Hosoi1
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  2. 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tatsuji Hasegawa, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan; thaseg{at}koto.kpu-m.ac.jp

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A 613 g girl was born at 23 weeks of gestation by vaginal delivery due to maternal chorioamnionitis. She developed constipation and abdominal distention on day 2, a small amount of peritoneal fluid and low blood pressure on day 4 and bloody stool on day 6. Abdominal X-ray showed a non-specific bowel gas pattern. Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) was suspected and treated by fasting, vasopressor support …

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