Post Necrotizing Enterocolitis Colonic Strictures: Report of 5 Cases

  • Sandip Kumar Rahul Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
  • Vijayendra kumar Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna
  • Vinit kumar Thakur Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna
  • Ramdhani Yadav Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna
  • Zaheer hasan Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna
  • Pankaj Kumar Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna
  • Digamber Chaubey Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna
Keywords: Colonic stricture, Constipation, Necrotizing enterocolitis

Abstract

Background: With increasing survival of patients suffering from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) colonic strictures, as its late sequelae, is increasingly being seen and most of these patients present with chronic constipation.

Case Series: Five patients of acquired colonic stricture presenting with abdominal distension and constipation are being reported here. All five patients varied in clinical features, age at presentation and surgical manage-ment. Three of them had abdominal distension and constipation with poor nutritional status. Primary resection with anastomosis could be done in only one while stoma was made initially in other patients. One patient pre-sented with sealed perforation and fistula between jejunum and colon. All, except one patient, had stricture at splenic flexure. Histopathology of colon reported normal ganglion cells in all patients.

Conclusion: All survivors of necrotizing enterocolitis, should be followed for the development of colonic stricture; It should be kept as important differential diagnoses of chronic constipation in children.

Author Biographies

Vijayendra kumar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna

Professor, IGIMS,Patna

Vinit kumar Thakur, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna

Additional Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, IGIMS, Patna

Ramdhani Yadav, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric surgery, IGIMS, Patna

Zaheer hasan, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna

Additional Professor, Department of Pediatric surgery, IGIMS, Patna

Pankaj Kumar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna

Senior Resident, Department of Pediatric surgery, IGIMS, Patna

Digamber Chaubey, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences, Patna

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, IGIMS, Patna

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Post NEC colonic stricture
Published
2018-09-20
How to Cite
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Rahul S, kumar V, Thakur V, Yadav R, hasan Z, Kumar P, Chaubey D. Post Necrotizing Enterocolitis Colonic Strictures: Report of 5 Cases. ajcr [Internet]. 20Sep.2018 [cited 11Dec.2018];9(3):16. Available from: http://www.apspjcaserep.com/ojs1/index.php/ajcr/article/view/17