J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2006 Jun;12(1):1-10.

Surgical Problems in the Micropremie

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine Seoul, Korea. kimdy@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

performed at the time of discharge. There was only one recurrence of adirect inguinal hernia. Necrotizing enterocolitis developed in 17 patients, 11 were operated upon, two had peritoneal drainages, and 9 had enterostomies. Five of 11 surgical infants died after operation and three of the nonsurgical infants died of various complications. Although micropremies have potentially high risks of serious complications and death, the outcome can improve with careful surgical observation and judgment.

Keyword

Micropremie; Surgery; Enterocolitis; Inguinal hernia

MeSH Terms

Enterocolitis
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing
Enterostomy
Hernia, Inguinal
Humans
Infant
Judgment
Recurrence
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