Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14--16

NNEC perforation : improved survivals with peritoneal drainage as primary management.


AK Dubey, V Siwach, KLN Rao, SK Mitra 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012

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AK Dubey
Department of Pediatric Surgery Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012

ABSTRACT: In this prospective study, 18 consecutive cases of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NNEC) perforation were manages in two modalities. In the first group, 5 cases were treated with surgery consisting of excision of involved bowel segment and enterostomy as primary management. None of the babies survived. Peritoneal drainage was used in the second group of 13 cases as primary procedure. Seven infants (54 percent) survived without any further operative procedure. Six infants (46 percent) died. Three of them required laparotomy because of progressive deterioration or ineffective drainage. The result of this study is encouraging in terms of survival with simple and cost effective primary peritoneal drainage (PPD).


How to cite this article:
Dubey A, Siwach V, Rao K, Mitra S. NNEC perforation : improved survivals with peritoneal drainage as primary management. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 1997;2:14-16


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Dubey A, Siwach V, Rao K, Mitra S. NNEC perforation : improved survivals with peritoneal drainage as primary management. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 1997 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];2:14-16
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