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Abdominal Case 3

Excellent Diagnosis!

This patient is suffering from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) . The presence of multiple bubble-like lucencies in the bowel wall indicates pneumatosis, which is diagnostic of NEC.

2. Which of the following is considered the only finding that is an absolute indication for surgery?

Generalized Sepsis
Distended Abdomen
Free Intraperitoneal Air
Bilious Emesis

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