Newborn with esophageal atresia with abdominal distension after gastrostomy tube placement 1 week ago

AXR of pneumoperitoneum due gastrostomy tube malposition causing gastric perforation
Supine AXR (left) shows a gastrostomy tube projecting appropriately over the stomach with a triangular lucency superior to the stomach. Left lateral decubitus AXR (above right) again shows the triangular lucency superior to the stomach but does not show air between the abdominal wall and liver. Cross-lateral AXR (below right) shows air between the anterior abdominal wall and liver.

The diagnosis was pneumoperitoneum due to gastric perforation after gastrostomy placement. In the operating room the patient was found to have ischemic necrosis of the greater curvature of the stomach.