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A case of pneumoscrotum following spontaneous colonic perforation and mimicking strangulated inguinal hernia

10th American Pediatrics healthcare & Pediatric Infectious Diseases Congress
September 20-22, 2017 | Toronto, Canada

Rahele Mehraeen

Babol University, Iran

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : Pediatric Healthcare & Pediatric Infections


We reported a fourty two days old, previously healthy boy following spontaneous perforation of the descending and sigmoid colon. The patient presented with progressive abdominal distention and a swollen scrotum that lead to the suspicion of strangulated inguinal hernia. Next plain abdominal radiographs showed free intraperitoneal gas and final diagnosis was made by exploratory laparatomy, that revealed perforation in the descending and sigmoid colon.


Rahele Mehraeen has completed her General Medicine at the age of 26 years from Tehran University and postdoctoral studies from Zahedan University School of Medicine. She  is an Assistant Professor of Radiology, Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital. She has published more than 13 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as assistant editor of both English and Persian journals namely the Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine and Caspian Journal of Pediatrics and has published a book entitled “An alphabetic guide of pediatric Chest Radiology”.

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