• Traumatic perforation of the esophagus follows oropharyngeal suctioning or endotracheal intubation. The diagnosis frequently is made from a routine chest roentgenogram that shows a nasogastric tube in the right pleural space with or Without a pneumothorax. The lesion is seen most often in infants of low birth Weight.
(Am J Dis Child 134:367-368, 1980)
Clarke TA, Coen RW, Feldman B, Papile L. Esophageal Perforations in Premature Infants and Comments on the Diagnosis. Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(4):367-368. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.04490010025009