Neonatal colonic perforation


Sarac F., Ataoglu E., Tatar C., Hatipoglu H. U. , Abbasoglu L.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.31, no.1, pp.44-46, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2014.2650
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-46

Abstract

Neonatal colonic perforation is a rarely seen condition. Plain abdominal radiography of a 28-hour newborn consulted for vomiting and bloody stool revealed the presence of subdiaphragmatic free air, which necessitated surgical exploration. Transverse colonic perforation was detected during the exploration, and subsequently, a colostomy and appendectomy were performed. The postoperative follow-up period was uneventful. Necrotizing enterocolitis, Hirschsprung disease, and mechanical obstruction are some of the causes of colonic perforation during the neonatal period. Herein, we have shared a case of colonic perforation in an asphyctic newborn delivered after prolonged labor.