Gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates: What we should know

Hyun Hae Cho, So Mi Lee, Sun Kyoung You

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Newborn gastrointestinal tract emergency diseases include various disorders that occur anywhere along the digestive tract. Most of them are congenital malformations, not acquired diseases. Many of them cannot be confirmed on prenatal examination, and consequently, postnatal evaluation is required. Unlike adults, in newborn babies, detailed evaluations with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often limited, so making the diagnosis based on early abdominal radiography is most important. Therefore, it is necessary to be familiar with the radiologic findings that may be seen on imaging studies. In addition, it is important to understand abdominal ultrasound and fluoroscopy findings, which can be used in addition to simple radiography and indications that can be used for further diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Therefore, this study describes and organizes the various imaging findings that may occur in neonatal gastrointestinal emergencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-793
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2020

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  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Infant
  • Newborn


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