Ostomies are placed In children for different Indications than In the older population. Many ostomies of childhood are placed because of congenital or neonatal problems that require temporary or long-term diversion to stabilize the neonatal patient. Necrotizing enterocolitis, the most common reason for placement of neonatal colostomies and Ileostomies, Is Increasing In frequency as more prematurely born Infants survive. Recently, there has been an Increase In treatment of various biliary hypoplasia syndromes with biliary cutaneous diversion. Children with biliary hypoplasia syndromes are a challenging group of patients who frequently can be helped by ostomies. This article reviews current Information on biliary cutaneous diversion for the biliary hypoplasia syndromes and Intestinal diversion for necrotizing entero colitis.
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- Advanced and Specialized Nursing