Interesting review published by the paediatric surgery group at AMC

Surgical site infections (SSI) are a frequent and significant problem understudied in infants operated for abdominal birth defects. Different forms of SSIs exist, namely wound infection, wound dehiscence, anastomotic leakage, post-operative peritonitis and fistula development. These complications can extend hospital stay, surge medical costs and increase mortality. If the incidence was known, it would provide context for clinical decision making and aid future research. Therefore, this recently published review by the paediatric surgery group at AMC aims to aggregate the available literature on the incidence of different SSIs forms in infants who needed surgery for abdominal birth defects.

You can access the full review article HERE .