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Pneumatosis intestinalis caused by intussusception
  1. Yuto Otsubo1,
  2. Go Ichikawa1,
  3. Shigemi Yoshihara2,
  4. Shigeko Kuwashima3
  1. 1Pediatrics, Nasu Red Cross Hospital, Otawarashi, Tochigi, Japan
  2. 2Pediatrics, Dokkyo Medical University, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi, Japan
  3. 3Radiology, Dokkyo Medical University, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yuto Otsubo, Pediatrics, Nasu Red Cross Hospital, Otawarashi, Tochigi, Japan; otsubo.920315{at}

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A 3-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain, vomiting and lethargy. Her abdominal region was flat and soft, with no muscular guarding. After the hospital visit, she repeated vomiting, and the colour of vomitus changed to blood red. An abdominal radiograph suggested ileus with dilated loops of the intestinal tract and successive bubbles along the intestinal tract in the …

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  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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