A rare case of accidental esophageal perforation in an extremely low birth weight neonate.

@article{Suryawanshi2014ARC,
  title={A rare case of accidental esophageal perforation in an extremely low birth weight neonate.},
  author={Pradeep Suryawanshi and Amit Dahat and Rema Nagpal and Nandini Malshe and Vijay R Kalrao},
  journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={
          PD01-2
        }
}
  • Pradeep Suryawanshi, Amit Dahat, +2 authors Vijay R Kalrao
  • Published in
    Journal of clinical and…
    2014
  • Medicine
  • Spontaneous perforation of esophagus in neonates is a rare occurrence. However iatrogenic perforation of the esophagus is not that uncommon, and is most frequently seen in preterm and low birth weight infants. In premature infants, an esophageal perforation (EP) mainly occurs while inserting an orogastric tube. The commonly reported symptoms of EP are sudden onset respiratory distress, due to the pleural effusion and pneumothorax. In our case neonate presented with apnea requiring ventilation… CONTINUE READING

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