Gastric perforation in preterm neonate – an infrequent entity

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BalKrishnaTripathi and Sisodiya R.S

Gastric perforation among neonates is a rare but frequently fatal condition of uncertain etiology. These children present with acute abdomen and rapid clinical deterioration. Prompt diagnosis and early intervention reduce mortality. Here we are presenting a case of successfully managed gastric perforation in preterm neonate.

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