Gastric perforation in a new-born signifies a surgical emergency requiring immediate attention. Therefore, early diagnosis is expected to lead to a better prognosis. Any infant presenting with sudden and severe abdominal distention should be suspected of gastric perforation. Diagnosis is confirmed by pneumoperitoneum in the plain abdominal X-ray, including anteroposterior and lateral views. In this study, we report a case of a 5-day-old neonate, who was diagnosed with gastric perforation and accordingly proceeded with primary surgical repair.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Malaysia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2022|