Necrotizing enterocolitis: extent of disease and surgical treatment.

  title={Necrotizing enterocolitis: extent of disease and surgical treatment.},
  author={Lorella Fasoli and R A Turi and L. Spitz and Edward Matthew Kiely and David Paul Drake and Agostino Pierro},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={34 7},
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) according to the extent of disease and to establish if resection of the ileocecal valve represents a poor prognostic factor. METHODS The authors reviewed all cases of NEC (n = 161) treated in our hospital during the last 11 years; of these, 83 required surgical intervention. Definitions used by the authors include isolated, disease in a single intestinal segment; multifocal… CONTINUE READING