Necrotizing enterocolitis following intrauterine blood transfusion

Catherine A. Musemeche, Marleta Reynolds*

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Abstract

Intravascular intrauterine transfusion allows a more sophisticated and exact approach to the management of severe Rh hemolytic disease. This technique involves direct manipulation of the fetal umbilical vessels; its hazards include umbilical cord trauma and thrombosis or emboli. The consequences of such events in utero are largely unknown. In this case necrotizing enterocolitis occured in a full-term infant after three intrauterine intravascular transfusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1412
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1991

Keywords

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • cordocentesis
  • intrauterine transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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