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Perinatología y reproducción humana

On-line version ISSN 2524-1710Print version ISSN 0187-5337


GALICIA-FLORES, Liliana; MONZOY VENTRE, María Alejandra; RIVERA RUEDA, María Antonieta  and  GAVINO AMBRIZ, Salvador. Digestive endoscopy in the neonatal period: Literature review. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.4, pp.154-157. ISSN 2524-1710.

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy in pediatric age, with emphasis on neonatal period. Material and methods: We performed an electronic review of internet databases MEDLINE and PUBMED, from 1984-2009. The search used the following keywords bronchoscopy, endoscopy and neonatal. The types of study included were: literature review and description of series of cases. For the information analysis, the different articles were described. Results: Of the 850 articles found, only 20 were selected and reviewed. The variables studied were indication, contraindication, findings and therapeutic management. Conclusion: Bronchoscopy is a safe and effective tool for diagnosis and treatment of several pathologies of the new born, when it was carried out by a multidisciplinary team.

Keywords : Endoscopy digestive; neonatal.

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