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Title: Bowel perforation in the newborn: diagnosis with metrizamide

Although the diagnosis of bowel perforation is frequently straightforward, it may be difficult in the neonate. Clinical signs may be limited to abdominal distension. If the patient is on assisted ventilation, pneumoperitoneum may be due to air tracking down from the chest rather than perforation. Perforation in infants in whom the diagnosis could not readily be made from the clinical findings and plain radiographs was apparent when oral metrizamide was employed. This suggests that metrizamide can be a valuable adjunct in some cases of neonatal bowel perforation.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6743535
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radiology; (United States); Journal Volume: 150:1
Research Org:
Indiana Univ. School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; INTESTINES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; MALFORMATIONS; DIAGNOSIS; METRIZAMIDE; DIAGNOSTIC USES; INFANTS; AGE GROUPS; AMIDES; BODY; CHILDREN; CONTRAST MEDIA; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIOLOGY; USES 550602* -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Diagnostics-- (1980-)