CPAP Belly Syndrome or Jodhpur Disease - A Diagnostic and Management Dilemma in a Neonatal Gastric Outlet Obstruction

Radhakrishnan A, Anju Verma A, Neogi S, Panda SS and Ratan SK

Published on: 2020-04-16


Gastric outlet obstruction is overwhelmingly described as web/stenosis/annular pancreas/ malrotation in neonates and infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants, and these causes frequently overshadow the other rare causes. We present a case of a neonate presented initially with respiratory distress (RD), diagnosed as Transient tachypnea of newborn (TTN), managed with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and subsequently showed features of gastric outlet obstruction. The baby was operated and underwent pyloroplasty due to the failure of conservative treatment and probably is the youngest patient of Jodhpur disease to the best of our knowledge.