Not everything is cordless today - case report of acute intestinal obstruction in a neonate due to cord clamping

  • We report a case of a 2-day-old neonate with bilious vomiting and abdominal distension. A small bowel obstruction with ileal perforation due to a misplaced clamping of the umbilical cord was apparent before laparotomy. This complication was a sequala after clamping the cord too close to the abdominal wall in a case where there was a hernia into the cord with intestinal content. A herniation of abdominal contents due to an omphalocele minor or a hernia must be taken into consideration during the inspection of the umbilical cord before clamping.

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Author:Daniel KeeseGND, Anne-Kathrin SchwalbachGND, Andrea SchmeddingORCiDGND, Udo RolleORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Pediatrics
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/01/07
Date of first Publication:2022/01/07
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/06/02
Tag:cord clamping; hernia to the cord; intestinal obstruction; newborn; omphalocele
Issue:art. 810570
Article Number:810570
Page Number:5
First Page:1
Last Page:5
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International