[Orthograde intestinal irrigation in infants and small children].

  title={[Orthograde intestinal irrigation in infants and small children].},
  author={P Dohrmann},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie : organ der Deutschen, der Schweizerischen und der Osterreichischen Gesellschaft fur Kinderchirurgie = Surgery in infancy and childhood},
  volume={42 6},
  • P Dohrmann
  • Published 1987 in
    Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie : organ der…
Orthograde whole-gut irrigation proved a simply applicable method for bowel cleansing also in infants and small children. It could be demonstrated that the use of saline-lavage solution is well tolerated by these patients, accompanied only by minor changes of electrolyte and pH balance. Orthograde whole-gut irrigation is indicated in operations for small and gross bowel surgery. It is contraindicated, however, in marked bowel stenoses and also, to a lesser degree, in functional bowel stenoses.