Gastric perforation presenting as bilateral scrotal pneumatoceles


ASLAN Y. , SARIHAN H. , Dinc H. , GEDIK Y. , AKSOY A., DERECI S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.41, no.2, pp.267-271, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-271

Abstract

Although processus vaginalis is patent in the majority of newborn infants, the expression of an intraabdominal pathology such as gastrointestinal perforation or bleeding in the scrotum is very rare. In a large percentage of neonates with the gastrointestinal perforation, pneumoperitoneum is absent. In any case, it may not be detected in early radiographs, We report a newborn baby who presented with bilateral scrotal pneumatoceles as a first sign of pneumoperitoneum due to gastric perforation. Plain x-ray of the abdomen was normal except for pneumoscrotum, but contrast study revealed gastric perforation.