Intussusception in Premature Baby: Unusual Cause of Bowel Obstruction and Perforation

Kanokkarn Tepmalai, Thanyaluk Naowapan, Jesda Singhavejsakul, Mongkol Laohapensang, Jiraporn Khorana


Intussusception in a premature baby is a rare condition. We report a male preterm infant, who developed abdominal distension and abdominal wall erythema. He was operated with suspicion of NEC but an ileo-ileal intussusception and intestinal perforation were encountered at operation.


Intussusception; Premature; Necrotizing enterocolitis; Neonate

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