Neonatology pp 699-703 | Cite as

Rare Surgical Emergencies

  • Mario Messina
  • Francesco Molinaro
  • Alfredo Garzi


Over the past decade, multiple factors have changed the pattern of neonatal surgical emergencies. An increase in prenatal screenings and the development of neonatal tertiary care centers have changed the clinical approach to these kinds of emergencies. In fact, most conditions, leading to gastrointestinal (GI) emergencies, are uncommon and treatment in specialist centers enables concentration of appropriate resources and expertise. Co-morbidity is common, particularly in the preterm or low birth weight infant [1].


Intestinal Obstruction Distal Intestinal Obstruction Duodenal Atresia Bilious Emesis Ileal Atresia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Messina
    • 1
  • Francesco Molinaro
  • Alfredo Garzi
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Pediatric SurgeryPoliclinico Le ScotteSienaItaly

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