In the newborn may result from a number of condition:-
1) Congenital atresia or Stenosis.
2) Malrotation of the colon.
3) Volvulus of the midgut.
4) Internal hernia.
5) Peritoneal bands.
6) Hirschsprungs disease.
Clinical manifestations of intestinal obstruction:-
Three main symptoms are:
1-Absence of stool(absolute constipation).
2-Bilious vomiting of intestinal obstruction.
3-X-ray (plain film, barium meal, or barium enema).
Responsibility of the nurse:-
-1-It is the nurse who is most likely to observe the main symptoms of intestinal
obstruction in the newborn.
-2-Assist the physician during examination and management of patient.