Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101--102

Intrathoracic esophageal rupture following blunt trauma chest in a ten months old girl


Rajendra K Ghritlaharey, Ajay K Jain, Gaurav Gupta, Anand Singh Kushwaha 
 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Gandhi Medical College and Associated, Kamla Nehru and Hamidia Hospitals, Bhopal - 462 001, MP, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajendra K Ghritlaharey
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Gandhi Medical College and Associated, Kamla Nehru and Hamidia Hospitals, Bhopal - 462 001, MP
India

A 10 months old girl child was admitted on June 05 2005, with a history of blunt injury of chest and respiratory distress for 2 days. Chest skiagram showed effusion on right side of chest, with shift of mediastinum to opposite side. Right intercostal chest drainage was done for pyopneumothorax. Rupture of esophagus was suspected, when the chest drain showed milk. Water-soluble contrast study confirmed rupture of thoracic esophagus. Conservative management was successful in the form of intercostal chest drainage, broad-spectrum antibiotics, nasogastric feeding, parenteral nutrition, etc. A repeat contrast study showed no stricture or leak. At a follow up of 3 months, she is doing well. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest patient with blunt injury of chest, leading to intrathoracic esophageal rupture.


How to cite this article:
Ghritlaharey RK, Jain AK, Gupta G, Kushwaha AS. Intrathoracic esophageal rupture following blunt trauma chest in a ten months old girl.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2006;11:101-102


How to cite this URL:
Ghritlaharey RK, Jain AK, Gupta G, Kushwaha AS. Intrathoracic esophageal rupture following blunt trauma chest in a ten months old girl. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Jan 20 ];11:101-102
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