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A 2870 g male infant was born at 36+1 weeks’ gestation by cesarean section due to mild polyhydramnios and a non-reassuring cardiotocography. An ultrasound at 31 weeks demonstrated transient hyperechogenic fetal bowel (HFB).
At birth, the Apgar scores were 9 and 10. The abdominal examination was unremarkable.
He spontaneously passed meconium. After 20 hours, he developed left hemiabdominal distension with visible dilated bowel loop sign (figure 1) and bile-stained vomiting.
Abdominal radiography …
Contributors SG and RG conceived the study; JS and MGC operated on the baby and provided us with the data; DC and GBF edited the text; FG and LS supervised the final work.
Funding The manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors; the requirements for authorship have been met and each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.