What is the treatment for gastrointestinal perforation?

Emergency. An intestinal perforation is a serious emergency problem that would require emergency surgery to repair or resect the perforation site before serious life threatening sepsis develops.

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Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Necrotizing enteroco. Yes it can. The severity of nec is highly variable but in some cases the inflammation and compromise to the vasculature of the GI tract is so severe as to cause perforation of the intestine and secondary peritonitis which can be very seroius; even fatal. Read more...
Maybe. Nec is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. Nec is an inflammation of the intestines, typically in premature infants, and can lead to perforation of the gut, but not always. This can be a very dangerous condition, but most babies survive and even fully recover. Talk with your nicu team to learn more about what is going on with your baby so you can understand why they are doing what they are doing. Read more...