We reviewed 36 cases of neonatal intestinal obstruction admitted to our surgical unit over a 10-year period, 1986-1996, for surgical intervention following the failure of conservative treatment.
There were more males than females and the age range was 12 hours-26 days. Imperforate anus was the main cause of the obstruction [27.8%]followed by duodenal atresia [13.9%]and colonic atresia and meconium ileus [11.1% each]. There were 8 deaths following surgery [22% mortality rate], the main causes being aspiration pneumonia, septicaemia and hypothermia
M. A. Dashash ,
Neonatal intestinal obstruction,
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