Initial post-operative care and problems

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Anders, M. Initial post-operative care and problems, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

ABDOMINAL DISTENSION Causes: Air in stomach or bowel (usually from mask ventilation at induction of anaesthesia) or tension pneumothorax Fuid in bowel or in peritoneal cavity (usually capillary leak, high RA pressure or PD fluid Rarely fluid overload or peritoneal haematoma) Exclude NEC, especially in neonates with parallel circulations or long cross-clamp time. Investigation and…