Neonatal intestinal perforation caused by congenital defect of the small intestinal musculature: report of one case.

Congenital defect of the small intestinal musculature is a rare cause of neonatal spontaneous intestinal obstruction or perforation. Its etiology and pathogenesis are still controversial. A male infant presented with intestinal obstruction at two days of age and rapidly progressed to perforation and septic shock. He died at seven days of age. Autopsy… (More)