Gastrointestinal system obstructuions in neonatal period-I


Erdogan E.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, pp.35-37, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpa.45.35
  • Journal Name: TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-37

Abstract

The suspect of gasrointestinal system obstructions rises in the prenatal period and confirmation and diagnosis are made postnatally. Thorough questioning of gestational period of a pregnant mother gives some clues in terms of gastrointestinal system obstructions. Anamnesis indicating the presence of a congenital defect in the family or relatives would lead to more careful examination of the child. Polyhydramniosis is an indication requiring special attention almost everytime. Five to ten percent of the infants born from the mother with polyhydramniosis have gastrointestinal system obstructions. Inspection and physical exam, following the birth (in the postnatal period) is sufficient in diagnosis and even planning the treatment for the 90% of the patients. (Turk Arch Ped 2010; 45 Suppl: 35-7)