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Surgical treatment of children with necrotizing enterocolitis

Surgical treatment of children with necrotizing enterocolitis

Rozhledy V Chirurgii 81(2): 57-63

Necrotizing enterocolitis is an acute neonatal disease. It affects in particular premature neonates with a birth weight lower than 1500 g. Despite extensive research the etiology of the disease remains obscure. The majority of authors assume multifactorial causes. Research workers try to detect various laboratory and clinical factors which could serve as criteria for surgical intervention. The sensitivity and specificity of these tests and laboratory examinations detect the disease only in an advanced stage and in the stage of perforation of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The main surgical approach to the treatment of this disease remains laparotomy and resection of the necrotic portion of the gut with enterostomy. In a limited number of children resection of a portion of the necrotic gut with primary anastomosis is possible. In some very serious conditions and in infants with a birth weight below 1000 g peritoneal drainage and subsequent "second look" surgery should be sufficient. It is a disease with calls for a maximum individual approach and there are no accurate defined instructions for surgical treatment. The surgeon's experience and the standard of preoperative and postoperative care are decisive.

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