A Stormy Course in a Preemie Secondary to Esophageal Perforation: A Case Report

Naveen Parkash Gupta, , Abishek, Chetnanand Jha, Saurabh Gupta, Kavita Khanijo


Preterm newborns have various problems owing to immaturity of various organs especially lungs. In addition to prematurely developed organs, added injuries of other organs can worsen the prognosis. A preterm 33-week SGA baby had several pneumothoraces in first week of life on both right and left side, addressed by tube thoracostomy. Later on, it was identified that an iatrogenic/spontaneous esophageal perforation presumably caused multiple pneumothoraces.


Preterm; Pneumothorax; Esophageal perforation; Iatrogenic

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