Published: 2020-09-21

Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation in a very preterm neonate

Kartheeka M. G., Arvind Shenoi, Nilesh Nikhilesh Rao


Gastric perforation in neonates is a rare, serious and life-threatening problem. The precise aetiology is obscure in most cases. By virtue of its high mortality rate, it requires prompt recognition and surgical intervention. We report a case of gastric rupture in a very preterm/very low birth weight neonate with antenatal reversal of flow in umblical artery.


Gastric perforation, Very preterm neonate, Gastric rupture

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