Iatrogenic esophageal perforation in a premature neonate: A current nonoperative approach to management

Andrew Sticco, Anuja Khettry, Clarissa Aldape, Anthony Tortolani, Francisca Velcek

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Abstract

Esophageal perforation in the neonate is uncommon but requires a prompt diagnosis in order to prevent further complications. We describe a case of a premature neonate presenting with bloody oropharynx aspirate after orogastic tube placement. Findings on plain film radiograph were consistent with esophageal perforation. Due to the patient's hemodynamic stability, the patient was treated non-operatively with favorable results. The current management of esophageal perforation in the neonate is a non-operative approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophageal perforation
  • Neonate
  • Premature

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