Outcome of primary peritoneal drainage for perforated necrotizing enterocolitis: comparison between laparotomy and drainage.


Perforation of the gastrointestinal tract in neonates is still associated with high mortality rates. Laparotomy is usually required to treat gastrointestinal perforation, however peritoneal drainage under local anesthesia has been also described as an alternative mode of treatment. In our institute, laparotomy was the first choice for the management of… (More)