ROENTGENOGRAPHIC examination of the abdomen is essential in the evaluation of a newborn infant with intestinal obstruction. Rarely the abdominal roentgenograms will reveal abnormal calcification. A case is presented of an infant with cystic fibrosis of the pancreas who exhibited intramural jejunal calcification on antenatal and postnatal roentgenograms.
Report of a Case
A 19-hour-old while girl was admitted to the Indiana University Medical Center because of progressive abdominal distention following an uncomplicated delivery. Antenatal abdominal roentgenograms of the mother, two weeks prior to delivery, had revealed calcification which was interpreted as a calcified loop of fetal intestine (Fig 1, A and B). There was no family history of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas. Physical examination on admission revealed abdominal distention and absent bowel sounds. Supine, lateral, and upright roentgenograms of the abdomen showed a large, dilated calcified loop of bowel in the mid-abdomen with moderate distention of bowel loops in
VanBUSKIRK RW, KURLANDER GJ, SAMTER TG. Intramural Jejunal Calcification in a Newborn: A Case With Jejunal Atresia and Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Dis Child. 1965;110(3):329–332. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090030343020
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