Peritoneal drainage for necrotizing enterocolitis.

  title={Peritoneal drainage for necrotizing enterocolitis.},
  author={H W Cheu and K Sukarochana and David A. J. Lloyd},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={23 6},
This study evaluates the role of primary peritoneal drainage (PPD) in the management of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Of 169 patients with definite NEC, 92 (55%) underwent operation: primary laparotomy, 41 patients (45%); and PPD, 51 patients (55%). Seventeen (33%) of the PPD infants had subsequent laparotomy within seven days. Pneumoperitoneum was the indication for operation in 37% of the primary laparotomy and 67% of the PPD infants. Following PPD, 34 patients (67%) showed… CONTINUE READING
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