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Colonic milk curd obstruction in an extremely low birthweight infant
  1. Bilge Albayrak1,
  2. Sandra Horsch1,
  3. Ralf-Bodo Tröbs2,
  4. Claudia Roll1
  1. 1Department of Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care, Vest Children's Hospital Datteln, University Witten-Herdecke, Datteln, Germany
  2. 2Paediatric Surgery, Marienhospital Herne, Ruhr-University Bochum, Herne, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor Claudia Roll, Department of Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care, Vest Children's Hospital Datteln, University Witten-Herdecke, Dr.-Friedrich-Steiner-Str. 5, Datteln 45711, Germany; c.roll{at}kinderklinik-datteln.de

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A 25-day-old preterm boy (gestational age 27 weeks, birth weight 790 g) presented with apnea, desaturations, abdominal distension and tenderness, and a firm mass in his left upper and lower abdomen. At the onset of symptoms, he was on full enteral feeds with fortified mother's milk. A plain abdominal X-ray showed the characteristic sign of milk …

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