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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 1998;5(2):227-231.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis Associated with Intussusception in Fullterm Infant.
Kwang Min Han, Ki Sik Min, Jong Wan Kim, Ki Yang Ryoo, Ma Hae Cho, Hyung Sik Shin
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
One fullterm infant whose clinical feature initially was that of necrotizing enterocolitis eventually developed intussusception. The symptomatology of these two conditions is strikingly similar, and when they coexist, recognition of a complicating intussusception is difficult. The pathogenic relationship between necrotizing enterocolitis and intussusception remains obscure. When a presumptive diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis is made but the infant's clinical course varies from that expected, other diagnoses, such as intussusception, must be considered.
Key Words: Necrotizing enterocolitis, Intussusception


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