Pneumatosis intestinalis and intestinal perforation in a case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
This case demonstrates pneumatosis intestinalis and small bowel perforation in a paediatric patient with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Our patient presented with fever, abdominal pain and shortness of breath. She progressed to haemodynamic failure and small bowel perforation approximately 1 week after admission. Patients with suspected or confirmed MIS-C should be monitored closely for abdominal catastrophe, especially when critically ill in the intensive care unit.
BMJ Case Rep
COVID-19; paediatric surgery
Heza, L., Olive, A., Miller, J. Pneumatosis intestinalis and intestinal perforation in a case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. BMJ Case Rep 14, (2021).