Ischemic bowel after primary closure for gastroschisis

Sigmund H. Ein, Riccardo Superina*, Charles Bagwell, Nathan Wiseman

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Abstract

Between 1983 and 1986, four newborns who had primary closure of gastroschisis had postoperative ischemic bowel. Suspicion was raised almost immediately after closure that something was wrong inside the abdomen when there was persistent acidosis, sepsis, abdominal wall redness, and a generalized worsening condition. All four neonates were re-explored. Necrotic bowel was found, and three required silon pouch closure. The two survivors were left with a temporary short gut. Whether the cause of the bowel ischemia in the four babies was due to excessive intraabdominal pressure, volvulus, or the intestines being too vigorously manipulated, is speculative. Therefore, excessive manipulation and compression of gastroschisis contents seem unwise; if such a newborn has persistence of the above signs and symptoms, immediate reoperation and decompression are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-730
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Gastroschisis
Intestinal Volvulus
Abdominal Wall
Acidosis
Decompression
Reoperation
Abdomen
Signs and Symptoms
Sepsis
Ischemia
Pressure
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Keywords

  • Gastroschisis

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Ein, Sigmund H. ; Superina, Riccardo ; Bagwell, Charles ; Wiseman, Nathan. / Ischemic bowel after primary closure for gastroschisis. In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1988 ; Vol. 23, No. 8. pp. 728-730.
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In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 23, No. 8, 01.01.1988, p. 728-730.

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