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Spontaneous gastric perforation in a neonate presenting with massive hydroperitoneum

Spontaneous gastric perforation in a neonate presenting with massive hydroperitoneum

Pediatric Radiology 35(12): 1212-1214

We report the imaging findings in a case of neonatal spontaneous gastric perforation presenting as massive hydroperitoneum rather than pneumoperitoneum. Plain abdominal radiography showed a diffuse ground-glass opacity with paucity of bowel gas. Subsequent ultrasonography demonstrated numerous echogenic peritoneal fluid collections containing echogenic debris shown at surgery to be due to milk and bile.

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PMID: 16096828

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-005-1543-2

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