Surgical Complications of Simple and Complex Gastroschisis in Newborn
Socorro Méndez-Martínez 1, Mario García-Carrasco 1, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto 1, Eugenio García-Cano 2, Álvaro José Montiel-Jarquín 2 *
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1 Mexican Institute of Social Security, Systemic Autoinmune Dissease Unit, Puebla, Mexico
2 Division of Health Investigation, Medical Unit High Speciality, Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopedics of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
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To determine early or late post surgical complications secondary to simple and complex gastroschisis.

The association between early (acid-base disorders, electrolyte disturbances and presence of hypoalbuminemia), and late postnatal complications (respiratory, gastrointestinal, infectious) was investigated in newborn.

42 children, 54.8% male, 73.8% premature, average gestational age of 35.6±2.5 gestational weeks of age (GWA), weight 2147±537gr, they have a NICU stay of 192±14 days, PNT of 19.2±20 days, mortality of 26.2%. The frequent immediate postoperative complications were base-acid imbalance; the metabolic acidosis was associated to simple gastroschisis (p=0.049). The complex gastroschisis was associated to necrotizing enterocolitis (p=0.025), surgical closure type (p=0.003), reinterventions (p=0.025).

Acid-Base alterations (76.1%), hypoalbuminemia (59.5%) as early complications and Late sepsis (40.4%), cholestasis (26.1%) as late complications are the most common in patients with Gasthoschisis.


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Article Type: Original Article

Eur J Gen Med, 2016 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 88-93

Publication date: 06 Apr 2016

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