Isolated gastric pneumatosis in a premature infant following steroid exposure

Patrick Chesley, Rebecca Stark, Ryan McAdams, Eric Effmann, George Drugas

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Isolated gastric pneumatosis in neonates is extremely rare and usually associated with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) or obstruction of the proximal gastrointestinal tract. Although similar radiographically, gastric pneumatosis secondary to NEC is typically a marker of fulminant disease that carries a poor prognosis while gastric pneumatosis from proximal obstruction follows a more benign course after relief of the obstruction. This case describes an extremely low birth weight premature neonate treated with postnatal steroids who developed isolated gastric pneumatosis without evidence of intestinal obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-438
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Key words Steroid gastric pneumatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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