Spontaneous Caecal Perforation in a Male Neonate: A Case Report





Spontaneous caecal perforation, male neonate, necrotizing enterocolitis, Hirschsprung’s disease


BACKGROUND: Spontaneous perforation of the colon in full-term neonates is a rare case, with perforation of the cecum being rarely reported.

CASE PRESENTATION: We present a rare case of spontaneous perforation of the cecum in a term neonate who presented with vomiting and flatulence on the second day of life. Surgical intervention revealed full-thickness perforation in the caecum. Histopathologically, there was no necrotizing enterocolitis and Hirschsprung’s disease.

CONCLUSION: Clinica diagnosis and hopefully prompt surgical management.


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Banu S. Spontaneous Caecal Perforation in a Male Neonate: A Case Report. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 15 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];12(2):319-21. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/11891



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