Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Gastric Perforation in a Neonate with Trachea-esophageal Fistula

Author(s): Lawan Musa Tahir*, Lokman Cam, Goksel Bahadir, Pascal Anyawu, Ummi Sani Dambatta and Senol Dane

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to present a case with the gastric perforation and pneumoperitoneum due to the mechanic ventilation in a female neonate with congenital esophageal atresia and distal trachea-esophageal. The subject of the present study was one female late preterm neonate with very low birth weight (1.48 Kg). She needed mechanical ventilation because her low oxygen saturation. Gastric perforation and pneumoperitoneum occurred secondary to mechanic ventilation. She had an abdominal paracentesis and an emergency laparotomy. The gastric perforation was repaired, banding of the fistula was applied and gastrotomy tube was inserted. She was stabilized post-operatively but unfortunately died a week after from sepsis and heart failure.

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