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Causes of death in operated neonates with diaphragmatic defects.
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PMID:  523655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The causes for the high mortality in neonates with diaphragmatic hernia are manifold. These cases have to be classified as being in the "fatal zone" of Boix-Ochoa. Analysis of our patients showed that 27 patients belonged to this group, 15 of whom died. The causes of death were hypoplasia of both lungs in 1 case and intracranial haemorrhage in 1. In 6 neonates there were additional complex cardiac malformations and in 1 other severe malformations. The foetal circulation persisted in 3 infants and a tension pneumothorax was the cause in 2, an intestinal obstruction the cause of death in 1 infant. In these 5 last-mentioned children, improvements in treatment might have possibly prevented death.
J Waldschmidt; H J von Lengerke; P Berlien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in pediatric surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0079-6654     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-27     Completed Date:  1980-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814248     Medline TA:  Prog Pediatr Surg     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / complications,  mortality
Germany, West
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / congenital,  surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Postoperative Complications / mortality*

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