African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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Acute gastric dilatation secondary to septicemia in newborn: A rare entity

R Rastogi, V Rastogi, IS Sachdeva, S Bhargava, V Rastogi


Acute gastric dilatation in a newborn is a rarely encountered clinical entity. Such dilatation without any obstruction is furthermore rare. The authors hereby present a rare case of acute gastric dilatation that developed in a two-days old child who was born premature and was suffering from septicemia and respiratory distress. The causes and the
differential diagnosis of the rare condition are discussed

Keywords: Acute, dilatation, gastric, newborn

African Journal of Paediatric Surgery Vol. 6 (1) 2009: pp. 55-57

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