Damage control laparotomy for generalized necrotizing enterocolitis

  title={Damage control laparotomy for generalized necrotizing enterocolitis},
  author={Behrouz Banieghbal and Michael R.Q. Davies},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Macroscopic generalized necrotizing enterocolitis (G-NEC) is associated with a very high mortality in neonates. In some instances, however, multiple bowel segments are necrotic, with most of the remaining small bowel damaged but viable. In these selected patients morbidity can be reduced and survival increased with an aggressive and early surgical approach. We have termed this approach damage control laparotomy (DCL). Over a 5 1/2-year period, all neonates with G-NEC with adequate length of… CONTINUE READING


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