Title

Neonatal and pediatric esophageal perforation.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Identifier

DOI: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2017.02.005

Abstract

Esophageal perforation (EP) is a rare complication that is often iatrogenic in origin. In contrast with adult patients in whom surgical closure of the defect is preferred, nonoperative treatment has become a common therapeutic approach for EP in neonates and children. Principles of management pediatric EP includes rapid diagnosis, appropriate hemodynamic monitoring and support, antibiotic therapy, total parenteral nutrition, control of extraluminal contamination, and restoration of luminal integrity either through time or operative approaches.

Journal Title

Seminars in pediatric surgery

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

87

Last Page

94

MeSH Keywords

Child; Esophageal Perforation; Humans; Infant, Newborn

Keywords

Esophageal perforation; Iatrogenic perforation; Management; Neonatal; Pediatric; Children

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