ACTA MEDICA, Vol 58 No 4 (2015), 144–146
Pneumoperitoneum in in-vitro Conceived Quadruplet Neonate: Rare Manifestation of Hirschsprungʼs Disease – Report of a Case
Jakov Mihanović, Ivo Jurić, Zenon Pogorelić, Ivana Mrklić, Miro Jukić, Dubravko Furlan
announced: 10. 03. 2016
Introduction: Hirschsprung’s disease is a congenital colonic aganglionosis, usually presented as inability or difficulty in passing of meconium, chronic and persistent obstipation, maleficent feeding, vomiting, distension and lethargy. Case presentation: We presented a case of an in-vitro conceived quadruplet premature neonate who presented with pneumoperitoneum caused by transverse colon spontaneous perforation and microcolon appearance of distal bowel, treated by resection and temporary colostomy turns to be a rare manifestation of Hirschsprung’s disease. Conclusion: Assisted reproductive technologies increases chances for multiple pregnancies and may increase chance for major congenital anomalies. Rare manifestation of Hirschsprung’s disease is spontaneous pneumoperitoneum which remains a surgical emergency. Delay in recognizing and treatment can significantly worsen prognosis. In neonate with intestinal perforation one should consider Hirschsprung’s disease.
keywords: Hirschsprung disease; Pneumoperitoneum; quadruplets; In vitro fertilization
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