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. 2021;14(4):e241688. Published 2021 Apr 22. doi:10.1136/bcr-2021-241688