A Peculiar Cause for Metabolic Acidosis in the Newborn

Authors

  • Sundeep Kisku Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. 632004.
  • Sudipta Sen
  • Reju Joseph Thomas
  • Arindam Dastidar
  • Niranjan Thomas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v1.7

Keywords:

Ileal duplication, Gastric heterotopia, Perforation, Metabolic acidosis

Abstract

Metabolic acidosis is often encountered in a sick neonate and intestinal duplication with heterotopic gastric mucosa is a well-established condition.  We present a previously unreported relationship between neonatal metabolic acidosis, resulting from transperitoneal absorption of hydrochloric acid, and a ruptured non- communicating ileal duplication cyst with gastric mucosal heterotopia. The neonate recovered rapidly after resection of the ileal duplication. We present this case to highlight a rare but surgically correctable cause of neonatal metabolic acidosis.

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Published

2012-10-01

How to Cite

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Kisku S, Sen S, Thomas RJ, Dastidar A, Thomas N. A Peculiar Cause for Metabolic Acidosis in the Newborn. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2012Oct.1 [cited 2021Jan.15];1(4):56. Available from: https://jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/7