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A Superabsorbent Polymer Causing Small Bowel Obstruction in a Toddler

Michelakos, Theodoros*,†; Tanaka, Mari*,†; Patel, Madhukar S.*,†; Ryan, Daniel P.*,†,‡

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: April 1, 2019 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002357
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*Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and the

Department of Pediatric Surgery, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Daniel P. Ryan, MD, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Warren 1124, Pediatric Surgery, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. Tel: +(617) 726 8878; fax: +(617) 726 2167; e-mail: dryan@partners.org

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding

The authors report no conflicts of interest. No funding was received for this work.

AUTHORSHIP STATEMENT: Drs Michelakos and Tanaka were involved in clinical care of the patient, collected the relevant information, drafted the initial manuscript, and reviewed and revised the manuscript.

Dr Patel was involved in clinical care of the patient, conceptualized the case report, obtained consent, revised the manuscript and critically reviewed the manuscript for important intellectual content.

Dr Ryan was involved in clinical care of the patient, coordinated the case report and critically reviewed the manuscript for important intellectual content.

All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

© 2019 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,