Gastric pneumatosis following cardiac surgery

Eur J Pediatr. 2000 Jul;159(7):553-4. doi: 10.1007/s004310051338.


Infiltration of the stomach wall by air, first described by Fraenkel in 1889 [3], is a very rare condition. We describe the first reported case of gastric pneumatosis occurring in a child with complex congenital heart disease after cardiac surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Stomach Diseases / etiology*