Intervention Review

Peritoneal drainage versus laparotomy as initial surgical treatment for perforated necrotizing enterocolitis or spontaneous intestinal perforation in preterm low birth weight infants

  1. Shripada C Rao1,*,
  2. Laxman Basani2,
  3. Karen Simmer1,
  4. Naeem Samnakay3,
  5. Girish Deshpande4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 15 JUN 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006182.pub2


How to Cite

Rao SC, Basani L, Simmer K, Samnakay N, Deshpande G. Peritoneal drainage versus laparotomy as initial surgical treatment for perforated necrotizing enterocolitis or spontaneous intestinal perforation in preterm low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD006182. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006182.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Neonatal Care Unit, Subiaco, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal North Shore Hospital, Neonatology, St. Leonards, NSW, Australia

  3. 3

    Princess Margaret Hospital, Department of Surgery, Subiaco, WA, Australia

  4. 4

    Nepean Hospital Sydney and University of Sydney, Neonatal Pediatrics, Kingswood, NSW, Australia

*Shripada C Rao, Neonatal Care Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Robert Road, Ward 6B, Subiaco, 6008, Australia. Shripada.Rao@health.wa.gov.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 JUN 2011

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