Category: Perioperative Nursing

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Repair Of Intestinal Obstruction

Definition Reestablishment of intestinal patency in nay number of conditions that create a blockage of the intestinal tract. Discussion Intestinal obstruction is the most frequent gastrointestinal emergency requiring immediate surgical...

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Repair Of Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Definition The restoration of esophageal continuity (esophageal atresia) and the repair of an abnormal connection between the trachea and the esophagus (tracheoesophageal fistula). Discussion Esophageal atresia, which may or may...

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Repair of Omphalocele

Definition Correction of defect of the umbilicus occurring during fetal development, resulting in the protrusion of the abdominal viscera outside the abdominal cavity. Discussion The size and extent of the...

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Pyloromyotomy for Pyloric Stenosis

Definition The incision and suturing of the muscles of the pylorus to treat congenital hypertrophy of the pyloric sphincter (pyloric stenosis) that can cause pyloric and/ or gastric obstruction. Discussion...

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Inguinal Hernia Repair

Definition Ligation of the patent processus vaginalis, through which intraabdominal viscera have passed into the inguinal canal. Discussion Most pediatric inguinal hernias are indirect, therefore correction is accomplished by a...

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Abdominoplasty

Definition Removal of loose, redundant abdominal skin and underlying subcutaneous fat, and repair of the rectus muscle as necessary. Discussion The procedure is performed for cosmetic purposes, to reduce a...

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Otoplasty

Definition Correction of a congenital defect that causes the ears to protrude prominently from the side of the head (lop ears). Discussion The procedure is usually performed bilaterally, but it...

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Dermabrasions

Definition Dermabrasions consist of the removal of the epidermis and as much of the superficial dermal layer as necessary, with preservation of the epidermal adnexa in sufficient quantity to allow...