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Acute spontaneous gastric perforation in neonates: A report of three cases

Author(s): Kshirsagar Ashok | Vasisth Gaurav | Ahire Manoj | Kanojiya Rajkamal | Sulhyan Sanjitsingh

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Gastric perforation | neonates | pneumoperitoneum

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 three cases of neonatal gastric perforation managed by early resuscitation and primary repair.

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