Korean J Pediatr.  2008 Feb;51(2):219-221. 10.3345/kjp.2008.51.2.219.

Small bowel obstruction caused by an anomalous congenital band in an infant

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. neosung@hallym.or.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Intestinal obstruction is not uncommon in infants. The common causes of intestinal obstruction in the neonatal period are Hirschsprung disease, intestinal atresia, meconium ileus, and intussusception. However, small bowel obstruction caused by a congenital band is very rare. We report a 27-day-old baby who was admitted with abdominal distension and fever. The abdominal X-ray revealed massive bowel dilatation and the contrast gastrografin enema suggested a distal small bowel obstruction. The explolaparotomy showed small bowel entrapment due to an unusual anomalous congenital band.

Keyword

Intestinal obstruction; Congenital band; Infant
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