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Gastrointestinal tube stent plication in infants and children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  805576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty cases of intestinal obstruction in infants and children were managed by gastrointestinal tube stent plication. The mean age was 2.6 years, and ten patients were infants. Previous (often multiple) abdominal operations were performed in 18 patients with a variety of anomalies. Tube plication was used at initial operation in two neonates with malrotation. Following lysis of adhesions, a No. 12 or No. 16 tube (usually a Baker tube) was inserted by gastrostomy and advanced distally into the colon. The tube was kept in place for ten days, with caloric needs supplied by parenteral alimentation. Barium tubogram showed distal patency, and the tube was removed. Eighteen patients survived (90%), and obstruction was relieved in each instance. These observations suggest that gastrointestinal tube stent plication is a useful adjunctive procedure in carefully selected cases or recurrent adhesive intestinal obstruction in infants and children.
J L Grosfeld; D R Cooney; J F Csicsko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-07-20     Completed Date:  1975-07-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  594-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Child, Preschool
Digestive System / radiography
Esophageal Perforation / surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology,  surgery*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / methods*
Parenteral Nutrition
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Time Factors
Tissue Adhesions / complications,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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