Surgical management of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in infancy and childhood.

E. W. Fonkalsrud, H. A. Pitt, W. E. Berquist, M. E. Ament

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction is an uncommon cause of repeated obstruction in children of undetermined etiology, often leading to repeated laparotomies and early death. TPN combined with venting gastrostomy provides sufficient calories for growth and minimizes the need for operations and/or hospitalizations. Seventeen children managed with these techniques experienced a sixfold decrease in the number of hospitalizations, and more than a tenfold decrease in the number of laparotomies for obstruction compared to the period before routine use of TPN and gastrostomies. Oral feedings are encouraged whenever possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in pediatric surgery
Volume24
StatePublished - 1989

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surgical management of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in infancy and childhood.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Fonkalsrud, E. W., Pitt, H. A., Berquist, W. E., & Ament, M. E. (1989). Surgical management of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in infancy and childhood. Progress in pediatric surgery, 24, 221-225.