Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Spontaneous Lower Esophageal Perforation Presenting as Recurrent Pneumothoraces in Neonate

Naveen Parkash Gupta1*, Abishek Chetnanand Jha2, Saurabh Gupta3 and Kavita Khanijo3

1Department of Neonatology, Madhukar Rainbow Children Hospital, India
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Max Super Specialty Hospital, India
3Department of Neonatology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, India

*Correspondance to: Naveen Parkash Gupta 

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Abstract

A preterm (33 weeks + 1 day) /Small for gestational age baby girl with birth weight of 950 grams born to primigravida mother through LSCS done in view of fetal distress. Antenatal course was complicated with presence of gestational hypertension, absent end diastolic flows in umbilical artery and severe oligohydramnios (AFI 2). Baby was born depressed. After initial steps, baby was started on positive pressure ventilation in view of apnea. Baby was intubated in view of prolonged requirement of positive pressure ventilation in delivery room. Apgars were reported as 3, 5 and 7 at 1, 5 and 10 min respectively.

Citation:

Gupta NP, Jha AC, Gupta S, Khanijo K. Spontaneous Lower Esophageal Perforation Presenting as Recurrent Pneumothoraces in Neonate. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2642..

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