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Acute gastric dilatation secondary to septicaemia in newborn: A rare entity

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Author(s): Rastogi Rajul | Rastogi Vishal | Sachdeva I | Bhargava Sumeet | Rastogi Vaibhav

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 55;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Acute | dilatation | gastric | newborn

ABSTRACT
Acute gastric dilatation in a newborn is a rarely encountered clinical entity. Such dilatation without any obstruction is furthermore rare. The authors hereby present a rare case of acute gastric dilatation that developed in a two-days old child who was born premature and was suffering from septicaemia and respiratory distress. The causes and the differential diagnosis of the rare condition are discussed.

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