Spontaneous Gastric Perforation in a Preterm Infant: A Case Report of Etiologies and Anesthetic Considerations

Gastric rupture is responsible for 7% of all gastrointestinal perforations in neonates and has a poor outcome and it can be lethal. There are many situations such as prematurity, asphyxia, excessive respiratory resuscitations and other conditions leading to this condition. We introduce a 2-day-old premature neonate (male) with abdominal distension following nutrition and then we will discuss the anesthetic care for him.