Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Constipation

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Free board review question of the week on Constipation

This week’s free board review question…


A male neonate presents with vomiting, colic, and failure to pass stool. You order abdominal radiography. Figure 1 (left) is the supine view, and Figure 2 (right) is a contrast enema study.

pediatric bowel obstruction, ConstipationFigures 1 and 2.

What is the diagnosis based on these radiographic findings?

Answer Options

bowel obstruction
colitis
ileus
ascites

And the answer is …


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