African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 264--266

Intestinal obstruction secondary to infantile polyarteritis nodosa


Federico G Seifarth1, Samuel Ibrahim2, Steven J Spalding3, Janet R Reid4 
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2 Department of General Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
3 Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
4 Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Federico G Seifarth
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Children«SQ»s Hospital, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A-120, Cleveland, OH 44195
USA

Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) is a rare systemic necrotising vasculitis of medium and small-sized arteries. Patients typically present with systemic symptoms. Obstructive intestinal symptoms are described but usually resolve with treatment of the underlying vascular disease. We report a case of a one year old boy with multiple ischemic small bowel strictures secondary to infantile PAN, who was treated with resection of the affected segments by single port laparoscopy.


How to cite this article:
Seifarth FG, Ibrahim S, Spalding SJ, Reid JR. Intestinal obstruction secondary to infantile polyarteritis nodosa.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:264-266


How to cite this URL:
Seifarth FG, Ibrahim S, Spalding SJ, Reid JR. Intestinal obstruction secondary to infantile polyarteritis nodosa. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];11:264-266
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