[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.187.2. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
May 1951

PNEUMATOSIS INTESTINALIS IN THE NEWBORN

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.
From the Department of Roentgenology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(5):651-663. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030664004
Abstract

SINCE the roentgen appearance of pneumatosis intestinalis, or intestinal emphysema, in children has not previously been reported, the following two cases are recorded.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.–S. C. was the second born of premature twins delivered on Jan. 11, 1950 at about seven months of gestation. After discharge from the hospital the patient did not eat well and was readmitted for premature care, at which time he had up to 12 loose green stools a day. There was no vomiting. On readmission on February 9 the patient still had diarrhea and refused to eat. At that time he weighed 4 pounds 12 ounces (2,155 Gm.). He was dehydrated and cyanotic, with stippling of the skin of the trunk. On February 16 he began to have abdominal distention, vomited bile and had several bloody mucous stools.A scout film of the abdomen (fig. 1 A) showed gaseous distention of

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×