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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Babies With Brain Damage Who Can Not Swallow: Surgical Management
Author: Da Silva S.V.
Schmidt A.F.S.
Mezzacappa M.A.
Marba S.T.
Bustorff-Silva J.M.
Sbragia L.
Abstract: Background: Neonates with severe neurological impairment are often unable to swallow, necessitating gastrostomy for feeding. Because of the risk of developing severe reflux, this procedure is often associated with fundoplication. Objective: To assess the safety and efficacy of gastrostomy and Nissen fundoplication in 22 neonates with swallowing difficulties due to serious neurological impairment. Method: All children underwent an initial period of nasogastric feeding and after informed consent underwent gastrostomy and Nissen fundoplication. Results: There were no significant intraoperative complications. There were two cases of postoperative periostomy leakage. Of the 22 neonates 16 were alive four months after surgery. Six neonates died of complications due to underlying disease. Conclusion: We concluded that gastrostomy and Nissen fundoplication are safe procedures and help parents give a better care to these children.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2008000500007
Date Issue: 2008
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