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Paediatric surgery for newborn and premature babies

This includes the treatment of diseases and malformations during the first four weeks of life and for premature infants the time before the expected birth date.
Premature infants and newborns can have an intestinal obstruction due to malformation, inflammation or circulatory disorder. In this case during the first days of live the sick intestine has to be removed and an artificial anus – anus praeter – has to be created (for example in the case of necrotising enterocolitis, intestinal perforation, intestinal atresia).