Acute Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction
The newborn infant ejected from his comfortable isothermic habitat into a hostile world has many physiological adjustments to make in the first four weeks of life. If, as a result of intestinal obstruction, the newborn infant persistently vomits, fails to pass meconium stools and develops abdominal distension, then it is mortally ill. Three factors will militate against a successful surgical outcome in these infants.
Full Text LinksMarks, C. (1958) Acute Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction, CAJM vol. 4, no. 12. (pp.409-415) UZ (formerly University College Rhodesia), Harare (formerly Salisbury) : Faculty of Medicine.
Faculty of Medicine; Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (formerly University College of Rhodesia.)
University of Zimbabwe (UZ) formerly University College of Rhodesia.