OP02. 30: Early ultrasonographic diagnosis of bowel obstruction, histopathological findings consistent with cystic fibrosis and negative genetic tests-a case report Academic Article uri icon


  • 2) To evaluate the benefits of a preterm delivery to avoid bowel damage and its postnatal consequences. Methods: Information was obtained by review of all infants charts with diagnosis of gastroschisis from 1996 through 2005. Cases of gastroschisis have been treated following a new strategy since 2002. A preterm Cesarean section delivery programmed at 34–35 weeks. Some hours after birth, bowel reduction was performed under general anesthesia. This group was compared with cases at term from 1996 to 2002. Factors recorded were gestational age, birth weight, gender, Apgar score, time to operation, method of closure, presence of sepsis, and length of hospital stay. Results: Twenty infants were identified: 9 with Cesarean section at 34–35 weeks (1996–2002) and 11 with Cesarean section at term (2003–2005). The incidence of gastroschisis increased from 1.9 in 1996–2000 to 2.7 in 2001–2005. Prenatal …

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  • January 1, 2006