BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5109
  • Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions

Ileo-colic intussusception in premature neonate

  1. Rakesh Biswas2
  1. 1General Surgery Department, People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Bhopal, Bhopal, India
  2. 2Medicine Department, People’s College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rakesh Biswas, rakesh7biswas{at}


Intussusception in neonatal age is very rare. A 12-day-old child was referred from peripheral hospital with history of intolerance to feed, absolute constipation, abdominal distension and significant bilious aspirate. Per-rectal examination revealed necrotic haemorrhagic fluid. The patient was treated on the lines of necrotising enterocolitis in the referring hospital. On further investigation and exploration, the patient turned out to be ileo-colic intussusception which is exceedingly less common in premature neonates. Hence, other causes of intestinal obstruction should also be considered along with vigilant clinical outlook in neonates.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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