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Acute gastric dilatation secondary to septicaemia in newborn: A rare entity

Keywords: Acute , dilatation , gastric , newborn

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Acute gastric dilatation in a newborn is a rarely encountered clinical entity. Such dilatation without any obstruction is furthermore rare. The authors hereby present a rare case of acute gastric dilatation that developed in a two-days old child who was born premature and was suffering from septicaemia and respiratory distress. The causes and the differential diagnosis of the rare condition are discussed.


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