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Gastric perforation and transillumination
  1. W El-Matary,
  2. I Barnard,
  3. D Cameron
  1. Neonatal Unit, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Denbighshire LL17 0DF, UK;

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    We read with interest the article of Farrugia and colleagues1 about neonatal gastrointestinal perforation. However, there was no mention of:

    • Isolated gastric perforation as a cause of neonatal gut perforation, or

    • Transillumination as a simple diagnostic tool of pneumoperitoneum.

    We highlight these two points relating to a recent case. A 29 …

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