Survival of a Neonate after Nine Days without Feeding: A Case Report

Ahmad Farhat, Ashraf Mohammadzadeh, Gholamreza Faal
2012 Iranian Journal of Neonatology   unpublished
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.