Necrotising enterocolitis experience with 54 neonates.

  title={Necrotising enterocolitis experience with 54 neonates.},
  author={Patricia Dolan and Amir F. Azmy and Daniel G Young and M. A. Ziervogel},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  volume={29 3},
Fifty-four neonates transferred to the neonatal surgical unit because of acute necrotising enterocolitis (N.E.C.) are presented. Eleven died (20.4%), of whom seven were treated conservatively and four by operation. Ten patients required surgical exploration because of intestinal perforation, obstruction or suspected perforation. Another five neonates presented with intestinal perforation and were treated by percutaneous catheter drainage of the peritoneal cavity because of their extreme… CONTINUE READING
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