Neonatal colonic perforation

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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.31, sa.1, ss.44-46, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/ucd.2014.2650
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.44-46


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.