Surgery is safe in very low birthweight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine how the operative event itself affects very low birthweight (VLBW) infants (< 1500 g) with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) undergoing surgery, and to try to identify preventable factors leading to perioperative morbidity and mortality. Eighty-five VLBW infants developed NEC during a 6-year period; 34 of those required… (More)

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@article{AnvedenHertzberg2000SurgeryIS, title={Surgery is safe in very low birthweight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.}, author={Lotta Anveden-Hertzberg and Michael W. L. Gauderer}, journal={Acta paediatrica}, year={2000}, volume={89 2}, pages={242-5} }