Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Jun 14;96:107303. Epub 2022 Jun 14.
Neonatology Department, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Introduction And Importance: Lactobezor is a rare complication that has been reported more in the stomach, however it may be located anywhere in the intestine.
Case Report: Reported here, is a case of ileal lactobezoar which was complicated by perforation and was mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis in presentation, ex preterm (26 weeks) male infant who presented at day of life 18th (2 days after BM fortification) with hemodynamic instability and intestinal perforation, which was diagnosed by Abdominal X-ray and Ultrasound necessitating urgent laparotomy.
Clinical Discussion: Laparotomy revealed an area of ileal perforation and an inspissated mass which was confirmed to be lactobezoar by pathology, ileostomy was performed. Read More