| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 94-97
Anephric neonate and evolution of our study on intestinal dialysis
Uday Sankar Chatterjee
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Park Medical Research and Welfare Society, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Purpose: Intestinal dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a proposed renal replacement therapy, and studies are going on worldwide to make it practicable. We are also doing the same study in our institution and would like to share our experience in managing an anephric neonate with intestinal dialysis in the perspective of our ongoing study of intestinal dialysis since 2010.
Patients and Methods: We did double-ended jejunostomy in an isolated loop of the jejunum keeping the main tract intact with jejunojejunal anastomosis in this anephric neonate. Following that, we started irrigation with peritoneal dialysis fluid from the 3rd postoperative day (POD) in that jejunal loop through jejunostomy.
Results: This patient had no uremic features since re-admission and showed better laboratory and clinical outcomes with combined jejunal loop and colonic dialysis for 7 days. However, the patient died on the 9th POD following severe hypoglycemia.
Conclusions: From this study, it seems intestinal dialysis, with necessary modifications done in our subsequent patients, which might be recommended for ESRD in children as well as in adults.
Dr. Uday Sankar Chatterjee
356/3 S.K. Bose Sarani, Kolkata - 700 030, West Bengal
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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