Survival of a Neonate after Nine Days without Feeding

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Assistant professor of neonatology, Neonatal Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Professor of neonatology, Neonatal Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

 
A male neonate from a 23 year-old mother by cesarean section without complication in labor or delivery had vomiting from birth for 9 days and lost 400 grams of body weight. He had severe dehydration upon admission to our hospital. After treating his dehydration and assessment of his problem by laboratory tests and radiography we found that he had esophageal atresia without hypoglycemia. We repaired his atresia and he is normal now 10 months post-treatment.