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Primary anastomosis for meconium peritonitis: first choice of treatment.
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PMID:  22152875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: Newborn surgery for meconium peritonitis (MP) is sometimes very difficult owing to severe adhesions and bleeding. The aim of this study was to reveal the benefit of primary anastomosis (PA) for MP by comparing PA with multistep operations (MO).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 38 patients with MP who underwent surgery in our institution from 1983 to 2009. From 1983 to 2000, we essentially used MO. After 2001, we used PA with the exception of 1 patient. We performed MO on 20 patients (group A) and PA on 18 patients (group B).
RESULTS: Mortality was 4 in 20 in group A and 1 in 18 in group B. Three patients in group A and 2 in group B required reoperation because of complications. After 2001, 14 of 16 patients underwent PA. Of the 2 patients for whom PA could not be performed, one was postresuscitation from cardiopulmonary arrest and the other was an extremely low-birth-weight infant. The only mortality among the patients who underwent PA occurred in a very low-birth-weight infant who died from intraoperative hepatic hemorrhage.
CONCLUSION: PA can be performed for almost all patients with MP except for extremely low-birth-weight infants.
Hiromu Miyake; Naoto Urushihara; Koji Fukumoto; Akihide Sugiyama; Hiroaki Fukuzawa; Kentaro Watanabe; Maki Mitsunaga; Junichi Kusafuka; Shiro Hasegawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2327-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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