Percutaneous Peritoneal Drain Placement for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

  • William B. Rothstein
  • Laura A. BoomerEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for the placement of a peritoneal drain for necrotizing enterocolitis. This includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, key steps, equipment needed, and variations in technique for the procedure. A template operative dictation is then included, providing the reader with a detailed operative report that is similar to what would be found in the patient medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: controlled entry into the peritoneal cavity, avoidance of liver injury, drain placement, and securing the drain.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Neonatal Necrotizing enterocolitis Peritoneal drain Percutaneous drainage 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Department of SurgeryRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Pediatric SurgeryRichmondUSA

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