NEONATAL LIVER-ABSCESS FOLLOWING ABDOMINAL-SURGERY FOR NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS

Authors
Citation
Ct. Lim et Mt. Koh, NEONATAL LIVER-ABSCESS FOLLOWING ABDOMINAL-SURGERY FOR NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS, Pediatric surgery international, 9(1-2), 1994, pp. 30-31
Citations number
NO
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery,Pediatrics
ISSN journal
0179-0358
Volume
9
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1994
Pages
30 - 31
Database
ISI
SICI code
0179-0358(1994)9:1-2<30:NLFAFN>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Neonatal liver abscess may stem from seeding of micro-organisms as par t of a bacteremic process or from the portal vein, umbilical vein, or perivenous lymphatics. Liver abscess associated with neonatal necrotiz ing enterocolitis (NEC) has rarely been documented. We describe a case of a term neonate who developed NEC with intestinal perforation, requ iring gut resection. This was followed by the formation of a liver abs cess that eventually needed open drainage. It is believed that the cau sative organism (Escherichia coli) had disseminated to the liver via t he portal vein from the necrotic bowel or during surgery.