Very Low Birth Weight Infant Necessitating Nissen Fundoplication for Weaning off the Mechanical Ventilator

@inproceedings{Varal2014VeryLB,
  title={Very Low Birth Weight Infant Necessitating Nissen Fundoplication for Weaning off the Mechanical Ventilator },
  author={İpek G{\"u}ney Varal and Nilg{\"u}n K{\"o}ksal and Hilal {\"O}zkan and Pelin Dogan and Onur Bağcı and Hasan Doğruyol and Arif G{\"u}rpınar},
  booktitle={APSP journal of case reports},
  year={2014}
}
Gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) is one of the common problems of neonatal intensive care units. Although this condition does not always need to be treated, it occasionally causes clinically serious consequences. Initial management is medical; however, in some cases surgery might be required. A premature neonate with birth weight of 1370 grams was managed in our ICU. The patient was mechanical ventilator dependent due to GER. The patient needed Nissen fundoplication for successfully weaning off… CONTINUE READING
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