Journal article

Spontaneous liver hemorrhage during laparotomy for necrotizing enterocolitis: A potential role for recombinant factor VIIa

PM Filan, JF Miles, TD Clarnette, H Ekert, P Ekert

The Journal of Pediatrics | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2005

Abstract

Necrotizing enterocolitis remains a serious condition in very low birth weight infants, particularly in those infants who require surgery. Perioperative hemorrhage is a potentially fatal complication in this population. We describe our experience in 4 premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis who received recombinant factor VIIa to manage life-threatening intraoperative hemorrhage.