Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 379
About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Advertise Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-88

Multiple idiopathic cecal perforation in a term neonate

1 Department of Pediatrics, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
2 Abhisek Child and Maternity Centre, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kumar Mitrabhanu
Department of Pediatrics, Tata Motors Hospital, Telco, Jamshedpur - 831 003, Jharkhand
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_88_19

Rights and Permissions

Neonatal spontaneous colonic perforation in term neonates is a rare phenomenon, cecal perforation being seldom reported. We report a case of spontaneous cecal perforation in a term, large for gestational age neonate, who became symptomatic on day 2 of life with vomiting and abdominal distension. On exploration, three large full-thickness cecal perforations with necrotic cecum were noted. Histopathologic samples were negative for necrotizing enterocolitis and Hirschsprung's disease. Clinical awareness of this rare entity could help in preventing delay in imaging and prompt surgical management.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
  Search Pubmed for
  Search in Google Scholar for
Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded107    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal