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Gastric perforation in an extremely low birth weight infant recovered with percutaneous peritoneal drainage.
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PMID:  21980855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neonatal gastric perforation is an uncommon but life-threatening condition, which is mainly encountered in premature infants. Primary surgical repair is the principal mode of the treatment. Gastric perforation in neonates improving with percutaneous peritoneal drainage alone has not been described previously. Therefore, an extremely low birth weight infant is presented herein in order to emphasize that gastric perforation may improve with percutaneous peritoneal drainage alone. Isolated gastric perforations in newborn infants may be improved with percutaneous peritoneal drainage alone without need for primary surgical repair.
Authors:
Mustafa Aydin; Ayşegül Zenciroğlu; Nilay Hakan; Derya Erdoğan; Nurullah Okumuş; Mehmet Sah Ipek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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