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Neonatal small left colon syndrome.

Authors
  • Stewart, D R
  • Nixon, G W
  • Johnson, D G
  • Condon, V R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1977
Volume
186
Issue
6
Pages
741–745
Identifiers
PMID: 603277
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Neonatal small left colon syndrome is a functional disease of the lower colon which produces typical signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction. It is manifest in the first 24-48 hours of life, particularly in infants of diabetic mothers and, if detected early, it can be fully cured by radiographic contrast enemas, not unlike meconium plug syndrome. Intestinal perforation and death may occur, however. The etiology of the disease is unknown but it may relate to neurohumoral imbalances between the autonomic nervous system and glucagon.

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