Idiopathic Neonatal Colonic Perforation

Nihat Demir, Oğuz Tuncer, Mehmet Melek, Sultan Kaba, Keziban Bulan, Erdal Peker

Abstract


Though the perforation of the colon in neonates is rare, it is associated with more than 50% mortality in high-risk patients. We report a case of idiopathic neonatal perforation of the sigmoid colon in an 8-day-old, healthy, male neonate without any demonstrable cause.


Keywords


Sigmoid colon; perforation; neonate

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v3i1.99

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