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Traumatic transection of the ileum in a neonate: Case Report (With review of the literature)

AE Archibong
JJ Udo
G Ebughe
SG Akpan
AI Eshiet


Paediatric abdominal injury especially in the neonatal period is rarely seen in paediatric surgical practice. The home environment in a typical African setting is comparatively safe as adult and specially paid individual take care of the young ones. This case of abdominal trauma with transection of the ileum is therefore a rare occurrence.

KEYWORDS : Trauma, Ileum, transection.

Global Jnl Medical Sciences Vol.2(2) 2003: 187-188

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