Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión ISSN 1561-3194
MORENA ROBAINA, Mario Luís; GONZALEZ DIEGO, Agustín; FLORES CONTRERAS, Jorge M y DE LA PENA GARCIA, José F.. Surgical conditions in the new-born. Our statistics-2002-2003. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2004, vol.8, n.2, pp. 28-34. ISSN 1561-3194.
Surgical diseases in neonates have a high morbidity because of the condition of being newborn, disorder caused by the underlying disease as well as the injury caused further by surgery. A retrospective, longitudinal study was carried out with all the neonates who where diagnosed to have surgical pathologies from January 2002 to December 2003 in Pinar del Río province, Cuba, aimed at analyzing diagnostic and therapeutic behaviour of these patients. During this period, 24 newborns underwent surgery; most of them were males (17). The surgery was performed in a period of 24 hours after being born in 14 cases, the most frequent surgical diseases were associated with the tenue intestinum in 7 patients and survival was 100 %, achieving the best survival rate during the last few years in the province.
Palabras llave : SURGERY [pathology]; SURGERY [diagnosis]; MORBIDITY; MORTALITY; NEONATOLOGY.