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Perforated colonic duplication masquerading as necrotising enterocolitis
  1. N Lansdale,
  2. S J Clark
  1. North Trent Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sheffield, UK
  1. Mr N Lansdale, North Trent Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Jessop Wing, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield S10 2SF, UK; nicklansdale{at}

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A 25+5 week preterm infant developed tender abdominal distension and bilious gastric aspirates. He had thrombocytopenia and raised C-reactive protein. An abdominal x-ray examination disclosed bowel loop separation indicative of bowel wall thickening. He developed features of sepsis and blood cultures yielded Klebsiella spp. He was treated conservatively for presumed necrotising …

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