Surgical management of patent ductus arteriosus in newborn infants of low birthweights


The increased survival of small neonates with hyaline membrane disease has led to an increase in patent ductus arteriosus in such neonates. Durirng the period of this study patent ductus arteriosus occurred in 21 % of all newborn infants who weighed <2500 g, and were seen at this hospital; the proportion increased with decreasing birthweight and gestational… (More)