J Korean Radiol Soc.  1990 Jun;26(3):573-576. 10.3348/jkrs.1990.26.3.573.

Iatrogenic esophageal perforation in a newborn: A case report

Abstract

Esophagus and pharyngeal structures of newborn are very weak and so vulnerable. When a parallel longitudinal tubular structure around (especially behind) the esophagus is seen, traumatic esophageal perforation must be differentiated. We report a case of esophageal perforation in a premature twin baby by nasogastric tube insertion.


MeSH Terms

Esophageal Perforation*
Esophagus
Humans
Infant, Newborn*
Twins
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