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Neonatal gastric perforation following inadvertent connection of oxygen to the nasogastric feeding tube
  1. Kala Ebenezer1,
  2. Anuradha Bose2,
  3. Sampath Carl3
  1. 1Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College
    Vellore, India
  2. 2Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College
    Vellore, India
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College
    Vellore, India
  1. Dr Kala Ebenezer, Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; kinbaraj{at}cmcvellore.ac.in

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An 3-day-old baby, who was being treated for probable sepsis, developed acute abdominal distension. On examination he was pale, and had tachycardia and tachypnoea and cold, dusky extremities. He responded only to pain. The abdomen was distended, tense and tender with absent bowel sounds. The scrotum was distended, translucent and non-erythematous. He had been on …

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