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Histochemical changes in intestinal atresia and its implications on surgical management: a preliminary report.
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PMID:  3944751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Histochemical studies of the intestine were performed on five neonates, three with intestinal atresia and two as normal controls. In this preliminary report, changes secondary to ischemia and obstruction were defined. It was shown that the ischemic changes were limited in extent both proximally and distally, and the obstructive changes were reversible. A conservative approach to resection in the management of intestinal atresia is suggested. Limited resection of the dilated proximal bowel together with the use of total parenteral nutrition will allow for a safe waiting period for the pathological changes to reverse themselves and effective peristalsis to return.
M H Hamdy; D W Man; D Bain; I S Kirkland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-14     Completed Date:  1986-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acetylcholinesterase / metabolism
Cholinergic Fibers / pathology
Colon / abnormalities,  pathology
Gastrointestinal Motility
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Atresia / pathology,  surgery*
Intestine, Large / innervation
Intestine, Small / abnormalities,  innervation,  pathology
Rectum / abnormalities,  pathology
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