Neonatal gastric perforation in Twins: Two distinct cases

Authors

  • Sergey Alexandrovich Klyuev Saratov State Medical University n.a. V.I. Rasumovsky
  • Sergey Yurievich Gorodkov Department of Pediatric Surgery, Saratov State Medical University, Saratov, Russian Federation
  • Igor Vladimirovich Goremykin Department of Pediatric Surgery, Saratov State Medical University, Saratov, Russian Federation
  • Vyacheslav Germanovich Masevkin Department of Pediatric Surgery, Saratov State Medical University, Saratov, Russian Federation

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v12.1224

Keywords:

Neonate, Stomach perforation, Necrotizing enterocolitis, Nasogastric tube

Abstract

Background: Neonatal gastric perforation (NGP) is an uncommon but fatal condition. The exact cause of NGP remains unclear, although some cases have been linked to medical interventions. NGP is rarely reported in twins.

Case Presentation: Herein we report two cases of gastric perforation in twins. The first baby was one of the 34-week preterm twins that developed abdominal distension and respiratory distress on the third day of life. While the other baby was one of the 32-week preterm twins that too developed abdominal distension and respiratory distress. Both had gastric perforations that needed surgical repair. One baby died of sepsis while the other neonate had a stormy postoperative course, which was managed with meticulous monitoring and multidisciplinary management, and discharged in good clinical condition.

Conclusion: Clinical cases demonstrate that successful management of NGP requires a multidisciplinary approach, including timely surgical intervention, meticulous postoperative care, and close monitoring of complications.

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Published

2023-11-30

How to Cite

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Klyuev SA, Gorodkov SY, Goremykin IV, Masevkin VG. Neonatal gastric perforation in Twins: Two distinct cases. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2023Nov.30 [cited 2024Feb.22];12:30. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/1224