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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 150-152

Segmental dilatation of the ileum


Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Tune-Yie Shih
901, Tzong-Huang Road, YongKang, Tainan 71004
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_47_17

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A 2-year-old boy was sent to the emergency department with the chief problem of abdominal pain for 1 day. He was just discharged from the pediatric ward with the diagnosis of mycoplasmal pneumonia and paralytic ileus. After initial examinations and radiographic investigations, midgut volvulus was impressed. An emergency laparotomy was performed. Segmental dilatation of the ileum with volvulus was found. The operative procedure was resection of the dilated ileal segment with anastomosis. The postoperative recovery was uneventful. The unique abnormality of gastrointestinal tract – segmental dilatation of the ileum, is described in details and the literature is reviewed.


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