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Unusual Cause of Intestinal Obstruction in an Infant

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(4):625. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020638016.
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Introduction  The following case is presented as an illustration of an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction, which has not previously been reported, in a 3-week-old infant.

Report of a Case  The patient was a 3-week-old Negro boy, the product of a normal pregnancy and delivery. The birth weight was 7 lb. 4 oz. (3,292 gm.). The infant was doing well at home on an S.M.A. (Synthetic Milk Adapted) formula, 4 oz. every 4 hr. The family history revealed no abnormality, the one sibling being a normal 5-year-old girl. On the day before admission the infant vomited curdled formula 3 times, approximately one hour after each feeding. The vomiting was forceful and contained no bile or blood. The infant was not anorectic. Early that morning he had had one normal bowel movement. On the morning of admission the infant vomited green-tinged mucus and was anorectic and lethargic. No further


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