Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation in a very preterm neonate

Authors

  • Kartheeka M. G. Department of Neonatology, Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2096-0223
  • Arvind Shenoi Department of Neonatology, Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, India
  • Nilesh Nikhilesh Rao Department of Neonatology, Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20204027

Keywords:

Gastric perforation, Very preterm neonate, Gastric rupture

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Kartheeka M. G., Department of Neonatology, Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, India

Fellow in neonatalogy

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2020-09-21

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