Indications and outcome of childhood preventable bowel resections in a developing country

  title={Indications and outcome of childhood preventable bowel resections in a developing country},
  author={Uchechukwu Obiora Ezomike and MondayAkpabio Ituen and ChidiSamuel Ekpemo},
  journal={African Journal of Paediatric Surgery},
  pages={97 - 100}
Background: While many bowel resections in developed countries are due to congenital anomalies, indications for bowel resections in developing countries are mainly from preventable causes. The aim of the following study was to assess the indications for, morbidity and mortality following preventable bowel resection in our centre. Patients and Methods: Retrospective analysis of all cases of bowel resection deemed preventable in children from birth to 18 years from June 2005 to June 2012. Results… 

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