Redundant: A case of complicated dolichocolon in a neonate
Dolichocolon has been described as a developmental variant and is characterized by redundancy of the colon.

A 13-day-old male born at 40 weeks gestation by normal spontaneous vaginal delivery presented with projectile vomiting after each feed for 3 days. He was exclusively breastfed and began to have decreased interest in feeding. The mother reported 1-2 bowel movements per day with yellow pasty stool. Physical examination revealed a distended abdomen with hyperactive bowel sounds along with visible peristaltic bowel loops

An abdominal radiograph was performed on the second day which revealed a nonspecific bowel gas pattern. On the third day of admission, the patient had decreased feeding, increasing episodes of nonbloody, nonbilious vomiting, and increased yellow pasty bowel movements. Visible peristaltic bowel loops were also becoming more prominent on physical exam. A subsequent radiograph was performed the next day that was suggestive of bowel obstruction.

Source: Radiology case reports

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