Necrotizing enterocolitis

Jose Greenspon, Elizabeth A. Fialkowski, Brad W. Warner

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DEFINITION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) emergency of the premature neonate. NEC is an acute inflammatory state of the intestine which affects all layers of the intestinal wall (28.1). This inflammation can range from a mild, focal area of involvement of the small intestine 28.2 28.328.1 Severe necrotizing enterocolitis with intramural gas (arrows) as well as mucosal and submucosal necrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Gastroenterology
Subtitle of host publicationA Color Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781482217902
ISBN (Print)9781138428683
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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