Neonatal surgical emergencies

Christina M Pabelick, Shannon M. Peters, Kim M. Strupp

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Abstract

Although medicine in general and more specifically surgical and anesthetic techniques have advanced over the last 10 years, the number of neonatal surgical emergencies remains stable. In fact, due to the neonatal differences in regard to their anatomy, pharmacology, and physiology, neonatal mortality has been on a much slower decline during the last two decades in comparison to other age groups.[1] However, advances in perinatology have made it possible that critically ill newborns show improved survival. The most common neonatal surgical emergencies affect the gastrointestinal system. This review will focus on the anesthetic management of neonatal surgical emergencies of the abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Pediatric Anesthesiology
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages201-212
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781107375338, 9781107698680
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Pabelick, C. M., Peters, S. M., & Strupp, K. M. (2014). Neonatal surgical emergencies. In Essentials of Pediatric Anesthesiology (pp. 201-212). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/9781107375338