Pneumoperitoneum in the Newborn: Is Surgical Intervention Always Indicated?

Authors

  • Rahul Gupta Assistant professor,NIMS UNIVERSITY, SHOBHA NAGAR, JAIPUR-303121, RAJASTHAN EX-Resident,Department of Paediatric Surgery ,SPMCHI, SMS hospital, Jaipur.
  • Shyam Bihari Sharma NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur
  • Priyanka Golash NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur
  • Ritesh Yadav NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur
  • Dhawal Gandhi NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v3.96

Keywords:

Newborn, Spontaneous, Pneumoperitoneum, Conservative management

Abstract

Pneumoperitoneum in the neonate generally is an acute surgical emergency, which has grave implications, and immediate surgical intervention is needed to ensure survival. The most common cause is a perforated hollow viscus. However, there are causes that cannot be attributed to this etiology, constituting what has been called non-surgical, asymptomatic, benign, misleading, spontaneous or idiopathic pneumoperitoneum. Knowledge of this entity and its likely aetiological factors should improve awareness and possibly reduce the imperative to perform an unnecessary emergency laparotomy on an otherwise normal neonate with an unexplained pneumoperitoneum.

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Author Biographies

Rahul Gupta, Assistant professor,NIMS UNIVERSITY, SHOBHA NAGAR, JAIPUR-303121, RAJASTHAN EX-Resident,Department of Paediatric Surgery ,SPMCHI, SMS hospital, Jaipur.

Assistant professor,NIMS UNIVERSITY, SHOBHA NAGAR, JAIPUR-303121, RAJASTHAN

Ritesh Yadav, NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur

NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur

Dhawal Gandhi, NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur

NIMS Medical College & University, Jaipur

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Published

2014-06-29

How to Cite

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Gupta R, Sharma SB, Golash P, Yadav R, Gandhi D. Pneumoperitoneum in the Newborn: Is Surgical Intervention Always Indicated?. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2014Jun.29 [cited 2021Mar.3];3(3):J Neonat Surg. 2014; 3(3):32. Available from: https://jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/96

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