Gastric perforation in a 5-day-old infant: A case report

Luh Putu Neolita Pradnya Wineni, Ariandi Setiawan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


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