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Gastric perforation among neonates is a rare but frequently fatal condition of uncertain etiology. The aim of this study was to review the clinical course of neonatal gastric perforation and to evaluate possible prognostic factors. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 15 patients with neonatal gastric perforation over a 19-year period. Another 97 patients described in the medical literature, for whom the gestational ages and birth weights were clearly stated, were alsodoi:10.1016/s1875-9572(08)60015-7 pmid:18947001 fatcat:bybq7kgedrcbjbfe2cyto65zre