Percutaneous Peritoneal Drain Placement for Necrotizing Enterocolitis
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.