[Progress in and outcomes of neonatal surgery over the past 50 years].

@article{Taguchi2014ProgressIA,
  title={[Progress in and outcomes of neonatal surgery over the past 50 years].},
  author={Tomoaki Taguchi and Kouji Nagata and Yoshiaki Kinoshita and Genshiro Esumi},
  journal={Nihon Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  year={2014},
  volume={115 6},
  pages={306-11}
}
The Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons has performed a nationwide survey of neonatal surgery every 5 years during the 50 years since its foundation. The number of neonatal surgical cases has increased 5-fold during those 50 years, while the mortality rate has decreased from 60% to 15% for the main life-threatening diseases (such as esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele, and gastroschisis). Currently, most neonatal patients who undergo surgery for severe cardiac or… CONTINUE READING

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